The Big River Coalition’s USACE 2020 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 102620 is HERE for your reference.

The USACE has adjusted the schedule of work due to the approach of Tropical Storm or Hurricane Zeta.

The Mat Sinking Unit revetment operations at Point Michel (Mile 43.7 AHP) on the right descending bank will complete this evening and then the equipment will move upriver to Bayou Goula (Mile 198.2 AHP) to seek safe harbor. 


At Point Michel the restrictions call for transiting at the slowest safe speed (slow bell) with one-transits implemented from Mile 44.7 Above Head of Passes (AHP) to Mile 42.7 AHP. Please see the attached Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) for complete details on the restrictions that will end tonight when the equipment moves upriver.


Please note that the transit restrictions at both the Plaquemine Bend and St. Gabriel during revetment operations 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 started as scheduled on September 28, 2020 with one-way transits during working hours. Please review the attached and updated MSIB for details on the one-way transits at Plaquemine Bend.  The stone berm placement is now scheduled to be completed on November 3, 2020.