GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY
MORGAN CITY-PORT ALLEN ALTERNATE ROUTE
BAYOU SORREL LOCK
LOCAL NUMBER: MVN 22-11
DATE: February 04, 2022
Beginning on 7 February 2022 and continuing through 28 February 2023, a U.S. Government Contractor will be working on the construction of the southwest guidewall and dolphin at Bayou Sorrel Lock.
The demolition work is scheduled from 8 February 2022 through 3 March 2022. The lock will be intermittently closed during this time. Mariners are urged to be cautious and should enter along the north side of the lock and avoid making contact with the southwest side of the guidewall. The tugboat M/V EFFIE CLARE will be on site to assist with the Contractor’s Crane Barge and will be monitoring VHF marine channels 13 and 16.
Upon the completion of the demolition work, the dolphin & guidewall construction will begin. The lock will be closed Mondays through Fridays, from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The navigation bulletin will be updated for future lock closures and construction schedules.
For up-to-date information, please call the Lockmaster, Brad Blanchard, at (225) 659-2581. The points of contact with the New Orleans District are Tim Connell at (504) 862-2360 and Anh Nguyen at (504) 862-2153.
MICHELLE C. DAIGLE
Chief, Technical Support Branch