Vessel Traffic Service LMR – 5 Day Outlook

Summary of planned LMR restrictions, by date:

 

November 14 to January 15, 2023 MM-106 Huey P Long Bridge Pier Fender Replacement Slow safe speed with minimal wake, 7:00 am to 5:30 pm daily
November 14 to May 30, 2023 MM-167.5 Sunshine Bridge Pier Fender Replacement Slow safe speed with minimal wake, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm M-F
October 1 to August 1, 2023 MM-230

I-10 Bridge

Pier Fender Repairs Slow safe speed with minimal wake, 6:00 am to 7:00 pm M-Sat

 

December 19, 2022 to December 23, 2022

January 2, 2023 to January 5, 2023

Reserve,

138.7 LDB

USACE Revetment One-way transits during working hours. Minimum wake 24/7. MSU will fold in at night.
January 6, 2023 to January 13, 2023

and

January 16 & 18, 2023.

Greenville Bend,

99.8 RDB

USACE Revetment One-way transits during working hours. Minimum wake 24/7. MSU will fold in at night.
January 19, 2023 to January 27, 2023

and

January 30, 2023 to February 7, 2023

White Castle, 192.7 RDB USACE Revetment No deep-draft transits during working hours. Minimum wake 24/7. MSU will fold in at night.
       

Monday, January 05 thru Saturday, January 10

  • LA - MISSISSIPPI RIVER, MILE 95.0, AHOP - Construction Operations

Continuing until approximately January 31, 2023, APC Construction LLC., is conducting construction operations at Canal Street Ferry Terminal at approximate Mile 95.0, AHOP, LDB. Operations will be conducted from 7:00 a.m., to 7:00 p.m., each day. On-scene vessels will include the M/V G.I. JOE, KS 6010 Deck Barge and KS 345 Deck Barge. On-scene vessels will monitor VHF-FM Channels 10 and 67. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. The points of contact on-scene are Joseph Leslie, at (985) 703-8711 and Wesley Dozier, at (504) 416-2643.

  • US 90 HUEY P LONG BRIDGE Pier Fender Replacement, MM 106.0  Continuing until approximately January 15, 2022, Coastal Marine Contractors LLC., is replacing the pier fenders on the U.S. 90 Huey P. Long Bridge across the Lower Mississippi River, Mile 106.0, AHOP, New Orleans, LA. Work will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. daily. The on-scene floating plant will consist of the Tug WEST PEARL RIVER and a deck barge. The floating plant will relocate at the end of each workday. The M/V WEST PEARL RIVER will monitor VHF-FM Channels 8, 16 or 67. Mariners are urged to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake and proceed with caution. Mariners may contact Jerry Griggs at (504) 382-6356, for additional information.
  • SR 70 SUNSHINE BRIDGE Repair, MM 167.5   Continuing until May 30, 2023, repairs are being made to the Pier 4 bridge protection system on the SR 70 Sunshine Bridge, across the Lower Mississippi River, Mile 167.5, AHOP, near Donaldsonville, LA., from 6:00 a.m., to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Two work barges and the M/V RUDY T., will be working at Pier 4. The barges will extend 100 feet from the pier into the channel. Repairs will take place on both sides of the pier. At the end of the work day all equipment will be secured on the LDB. Mariners should contact the RUDY T. via VHF-FM Channel 16, for updates.
  • I-10 Bridge Fender Repair Operations, MM 228.5-230.0

Continuing until August 1, 2023, fender system repair operations will be conducted on the I-10 Bridge near Mile 229.3, AHOP, left descending pier, of the center span. Work will be conducted from 6:00 a.m., to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Mariners are urged to transit at the slowest safe speed to minimize wake, from Mile 228.5 AHOP to Mile 230.0 AHOP. For additional information, mariners can contact Ryan Finnie, at (321) 501-3936 or via VHF-FM Channel 21.

ADVANCE NOTICE:

Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Lower Mississippi River, in accordance with the Navigation Safety Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations Title 33, Subpart 161.11, will establish a series of VTS measures for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River from Mile Marker (MM) 0 to MM 2.0 Above Head of Passes (AHP). These measures are needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with the removal of the temporary submerged discharge line for Hopper Dredge Disposal Area (HDDA) dredging operations crossing the channel, and are in effect with the following provisions:

  • January 10, 2023, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time: all vessels are prohibited from transiting between MM 0 and MM 2.0 AHP.