The Big River Coalition’s Corps 2020 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 91820 is HERE for your reference.

Please note the transit restrictions established around the revetment operations and rock work are tentative and subject to change based on the unknown nature of long-term river stage predictions.

The first revetment operations on the Mississippi River Ship Channel are scheduled to start at Algiers Point (Mile 93.7 Above Head of Passes) on October 5, 2020.  The expected transit restrictions at Algiers Point are for one-way transits with a slow bell during working hours. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service Extended Streamflow Prediction (28-Day) for the Carrollton Gauge issued today forecasts 4.2 feet at the start of the revetment operations at Algiers Point (October 5, 2020).

Please note that the transit restrictions at both the Plaquemine Bend and St. Gabriel revetment locations will heavily impact vessel traffic through the immediate area.

The restrictions at both locations are the same:

“No southbound traffic and northbound traffic is limited to 25 feet or less during working hours.  The Mat Sinking Unit will fold in at night – no night time transit restrictions are expected.”

The stone placement work at Plaquemine Bend is the first bank stabilization work below Baton Rouge in 2020 and is expected to start at the end of September with one-way transits during working hours.

The Coalition will plan to issue a reminder one week prior to the start of revetment operations at Algiers Point unless notable changes to the schedule of work occur beforehand.