Updated Olmsted FMB Extension Closures – ORM 964

Notice Number: 203329-1/2023-033
Date: 08/09/2023 06:19 thru 11/22/2023 06:19

REFERENCE:

Navigation Notice # 2023-033 dated July 31, 2023

Summary of Changes: Both the Land and River Chamber closures have been updated. Land Chamber closure has been extended by 7 days due to material delays in the floating mooring bitt work. River Chamber closures have been updated with actual dates.

Land (1200 ft) Chamber Closure: The Land (1200 ft) Chamber closure end date will be extended from 24 September 2023 to 1 October 2023 to allow the floating mooring bitt work to be completed. During this closure, all traffic will utilize the River (1200 ft) Chamber.

 

River (1200 ft) Chamber Intermittent Closures: The River (1200 ft) Chamber will be closed for three 10 day closures intermittently on a 10 day closed, 10 day open schedule. First closure period will start on 3 October 2023 and will run through 12 October 2023. Second closure period will start on 23 October and will run through 1 November 2023. Third closure period will start on 13 November 2023 and will run through 22 November 2023. The River Chamber will be closed while a contractor places extensions on 6 floating mooring bitt tracks on the river wall of the River Chamber. 6 mooring bitts will be removed during this work period, so the work can be staged for successful completion. The 2 mooring bitts adjacent to the miter gates will remain available on the river wall, and all mooring bitts will remain available on the middle wall. Mooring bitts should be replaced shortly after completion of the second closure. Project staff will make repairs to the miter gate machinery bases and miter gate skin sheet during the three closures. During the intermittent closures, all traffic will utilize the Land (1200 ft) Chamber. All mariners should take direction from the Olmsted Lock Operators.

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Shawn Kenney
Chief, Technical Support Branch