The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has confirmed that the revetment operations at Angelina (Mile 143.2 on the left descending bank [LDB]) were completed this evening as expected.
The Big River Coalition’s USACE 2020 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 11220 issued yesterday is here for your reference, the schedule will remain the same.
Upon completion at Angelina the Mat Sinking Unit and revetment equipment were folded in and secured in place and will remain there until Sunday, November 8, 2020. The equipment will then be moved downriver to set up at the Poydras (Mile 84.8 LDB) location with revetment operations scheduled to start at Poydras on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 0600 hours.
The expected transit restrictions during working hours (0600 hours to 1900 hours) at the Poydras location are listed below:
One-way transits with slow bell during working hours. MSU will fold in at night.
The Quarters Barge and other revetment equipment will be placed in close proximity to the upriver end of Lower 9 Mile Point Anchorage (Mile 85 Above Head of Passes to Mile 82.7 Above Head of Passes). In order to promote navigational safety, the Crescent River and Federal Pilots will keep the upper two spots within the Lower 9 Mile Anchorage cleared (no vessels) from Sunday, November 8, 2020 until the revetment work at the Poydras location is completed.
(This language maybe adjusted slightly but the final transit restrictions will be updated prior to the start of work at Poydras.)
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.”