Summary of planned LMR restrictions, by date:
|November 14 to December 16, 2022||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
|Pier Fender Repairs||Slow safe speed with minimal wake, 6:00 am to 7:00 pm M-Sat
|OOA December 11.
Schedule delayed due to equipment casualty.
|USACE Revetment||One-way transits with slow bell during working hours. MSU will fold in at night.
|TBD. Updated schedule will be published.||Greenville Bend,
|USACE Revetment||One-way transits with slow bell during working hours. MSU will fold in at night.|
|TBD. Updated schedule will be published.||White Castle,
|USACE Revetment||No deep-draft transits during working hours. MSU will fold in at night.|
Wednesday, November 30 thru Monday, December 5
- Harvey Locks: Remains closed because of reverse head conditions.
- Easing of Draft Restrictions: The Port of Great Baton Rouge has eased its draft restriction to forty-two feet (42’) above Mile 228 Above Head of Passes.
- US 90 HUEY P LONG BRIDGE Pier Fender Replacement, MM 106.0
Continuing until approximately December 16, 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.