The Big River Coalition’s USACE 2020 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 10520 is here for your reference.

The Mat Sinking Unit will begin set up operations at Algiers Point this evening and start revetment operations at 0600 hours tomorrow (Tuesday, October 6, 2020).  The U.S. Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) as issued on October 2, 2020 is attached, please see the MSIB to review full details for Algiers Point – the main transit adjustment is related to one-way transits during working hours of the revetment unit. 


The USACE’s first revetment operations (bank stabilization) on the Mississippi River Ship Channel for Fall 2020 are scheduled to start at Algiers Point (Mile 93.7 Above Head of Passes) tomorrow.  The schedule of work as provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on August 10, 2020 is also attached.  The USACE confirmed that the late start at Algiers Point could force adjustments to the present schedule, the BRC will issue an update upon receipt of a new schedule from USACE.  Although the work at Algiers Point has been adjusted to show expected completion on October 16 2020, revetment operations are expected to cease around lunch time on Thursday, October 8th and resume work on either Monday, October 12th or Tuesday, October 13th  (no work weekend).

[SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE based upon the potential impact of Tropical Storm Delta.]


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.”