Notice to Navigators: Illinois River
NOTICE TO MARINERS
SECTION VII – GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
MILE 286.0 - SOIL BORING OPERATION
Commencing April 1, 2022 and continuing until May 15, 2022, the USACE will conduct soil boring operations in the vicinity of Mile 286.0, Brandon Road L/D. A portion of the Des Plains River will remain open for the duration of this project, but will be restricted in available width during active drilling. The M/V MARY ANN will be in the area during operations, will monitor VHF-FM Channel 16 and requests 2-hours advance notice of passage. Mariners may contact U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan at (414) 747-7182, for additional information.