Navigation Notice: Gulf and Intracoastal Waterways
MORGAN CITY-PORT ALLEN ALTERNATE ROUTE / BAYOU SORREL LOCK (UPDATE)
Notice number: MVN 22-30
Date: March 17, 18, 19, 2022 from 8am to 4pm each day
Reference Navigation Bulletin No. 22-11, dated 4 February 2022, stating that a U.S. Government Contractor will be working on the construction of the southwest guidewall and dolphin at Bayou Sorrel Lock until 28 February 2023.
MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT BAYOU SORREL LOCK WILL BE CLOSED TO NAVIGATION ON THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND MONDAY, 17, 18 & 21 MARCH 2022, FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. EACH DAY.
THE LOCK WILL BE OPEN TO NAVIGATION ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 19 AND 20 MARCH 2022.
BAYOU SORREL LOCK WILL THEN RESUME ITS CONSTRUCTION OF THE SOUTHWEST GUIDEWALL AND DOLPHIN SCHEDULE, BEING CLOSED TO NAVIGATION MONDAYS THROUGH FRIDAYS, FROM 6:30 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. EACH DAY, UNTIL 28 FEBRUARY 2023.
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.
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