Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
(Morgan City-Port Allen Alt Rte)
Bayou Sorrel Lock
LOCAL NUMBER: MVN 22-35
DATE: March 24, 2022
Reference Navigation Bulletin No. 22-34, dated 24 March 2022, stating that Bayou Sorrel Lock will be closed to navigation on Friday, 25 March 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. due to dive operations being performed by a U.S. Government Contractor.
MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT THE SCHEDULED DIVE OPERATIONS FOR FRIDAY, 25 MARCH 2022, HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
CONSTRUCTION WILL RESUME ON THE SOUTHWEST GUIDEWALL AND DOLPHIN ON FRIDAY 25 MARCH 2022, WITH THE LOCK HAVING INTERMITTENT CLOSURES 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.
Wesley M. Sisung, for:
MICHELLE C. DAIGLE
Chief, Technical Support Branch