Old River Lock & RM 117 Updates

 

Old River Lock:

 

They will start testing the Lowering Carriage Machinery on Wednesday, 24 February. Their best guess at this time is that they would only be shut down during daylight hours Wednesday thru Friday. Not sure what will happen after that. They will be able to give a better update hopefully by COB Thursday.

 

Construction at RM 117:

 

They are still working at RM 117, but should finish up and demobilize sometime Tuesday, 23 February, barring any unforeseen problems.

 

The switch boat will be the Billie Jean they can be contacted on VHS channel 13, 16 or 72 for passing instructions. This will be only during the daylight hours.

 

Richard Brontoli, Executive Director
Red River Valley Association
P.O. Box 709
Shreveport, LA 71162
318-221-5233
Cell: 318-393-6207
Fax: 318-425-0516
rrva@rrva.org