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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 22521

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working on the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet. The USACE now estimates that seventy percent (70 %) for Phase 1 of the MRSC deepening…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 2821

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working on the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet. The USACE completed dredging with the dustpan dredges on the Crossings Above New Orleans for Fiscal…

MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 2421

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (Thursday, February 4, 2021) is HERE.  The updated or revised status reports are highlighted in bold and lists conditions on…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 12921

LMR Dredging Update The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working on the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet. The USACE completed dredging with the dustpan dredges on the Crossings Above New…

USACE FISCAL YEAR 2021 WORK PLAN UPDATE 12921

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently released the Fiscal Year 2021 Work Plan with historic news for the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC). The Work Plan is the USACE official allocation plan to distribute funding authorized by Congress…

MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 12721

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (Wednesday, January 27, 2021) is here.  The updated or revised status reports are highlighted in bold and lists conditions on the Old River, Port Allen,…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 12521

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working on the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet. The USACE completed dredging to restore full channel dimensions (45 feet by 500 feet) on the…

MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 11921

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued earlier today (Tuesday, January 19, 2021) is here.  The updated or revised status reports are highlighted in bold and lists conditions on the Port Allen, Old…

24-HOUR NOTICE HDDA Dredging Operations and Scheduled Ship Channel Closures

HOPPER DREDGE DISPOSAL AREA DREDGING OPERATIONS and SCHEDULED SHIP CHANNEL CLOSURES Please accept this reminder of the first scheduled channel closures as detailed below in just under 24-hours, the first closure is set to begin at 0600 hours tomorrow (Friday, January…

USACE 2020/2021 Revetment Schedule Transit Restrictions Update 11321

The Big River Coalition’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 2020/2021 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 11321 is here. The latest schedule for revetment operations as provided by the USACE is here – as released yesterday (January 12, 2021). The remaining…

UPDATE: Saint Gabriel Revetment Operations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed the revetment operations at Avondale Bend (Mile 108.6 Above Head of Passes [AHP]) this morning ahead of schedule.   The USACE revetment operations at the Saint Gabriel (Mile 200 AHP) location are…

UPDATE: Saint Gabriel Revetment Operations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) started the revetment operations at the Saint Gabriel (Mile 200 Above Head of Passes [AHP]) on the left descending bank this morning ahead of schedule.  Scheduled working hours for revetment operations are from…

UPDATE: Saint Gabriel Revetment Operations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed the revetment operations at Avondale Bend (Mile 108.6 Above Head of Passes [AHP]) this morning ahead of schedule.  The USACE revetment operations at the Saint Gabriel (Mile 200 AHP) location are now…

USACE 2020/2021 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 123020

2020/2021 Revetment Schedule Update 122920 2020/2021 Transit Restrictions Update 123020 The Big River Coalition’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 2020/2021 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 123020 and most recent schedule of work for the remaining revetment operations are included at the above…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 122920

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) continues working on the historic project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel (MRSC) to 50 feet. The USACE continues dredging to restore full channel dimensions (45 feet by 500 feet) of the…

CBP Holiday Hours on December 24

SC 21-019 On December 11, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order providing for the Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Thursday, December 24, 2020 as a federal holiday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)…

MVN 60 Day Lock Status

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (Tuesday, December 15, 2020) is here.     The updated or revised status reports are highlighted in bold and lists conditions on the Port Allen, Inner Harbor…

MISSISSIPPI RIVER SHIP CHANNEL DEEPENING T0 50 FEET TIMELINE

The Big River Coalition is committed to protecting commerce across the Mississippi River and Tributaries (MRT). The Coalition focuses on maximizing transportation efficiencies on the deep-draft ship channel from Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico. As concerns grow about…

USACE 2020/2021 Revetment Schedule Transit Restrictions Update 121420

The Big River Coalition’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 2020/2021 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 121420 is here. The most recent schedule of work for the remaining revetment operations as provided by the USACE on December 9,2020 is here. Please…

UPDATED: 2020 Improvements Designed to Increase Channel Maintenance

The Big River Coalition is committed to protecting commerce across the Mississippi River and Tributaries (MRT). The Coalition focuses on maximizing transportation efficiencies on the deep-draft ship channel from Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico. As concerns grow about…