The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will resume revetment operations at the Reserve location (Mile 138.7 Above Head of Passes) at 0600 hours on Monday morning, January 2, 2023 (as scheduled). The USACE now anticipates completing revetment operations at Reserve on Friday, January 6, 2023, the one-way transit restrictions through the area are expected to be in effect from Monday morning until completion on Friday. The Mat Sinking Unit will then move downriver to start work at the Greenville Bend (Mile 99.8 AHP) location with work expected to begin at 0600 hours on Saturday, January 7, 2023.
The USACE Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) remains moored out of the way and will have no impact to navigation transiting through this reach of the Ship Channel until resuming operations at the Reserve location at 0600 hours on Monday, January 2, 2023. The more detailed schedule for the remaining sites not listed above is expected to be available next week.
The transit restrictions at the Greenville Bend location are: “One-way transits with slow bell during working hours for vessels with drafts of 40 feet or greater.”
The completion of revetment operations at Reserve and Greenville leave only the two remaining White Castle locations (White Castle #2 Mile 193.4 AHP and White Castle #3 Mile 192.7 AHP) to installed. The transit restrictions at both locations requires no deep-draft transits during working hours: both White Castle locations are expected to take approximately 10-days each to complete. Estimated completion would be by mid-February (2023).
The transit restrictions at the two White Castle locations are: “No deep-draft transits during working hours. MSU will fold in at night.”