The Big River Coalition’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 2020/2021 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 121920 is here.
The USACE has adjusted the schedule for revetment operations and now intends to start work at Avondale Bend (Mile 108.6 on the right descending bank) on Monday morning December 21, 2020. The schedule of work has been adjusted to move the three sites below
Baton Rouge to be worked next and in order. The Mat Sinking Unit is expected to transit downriver from the location at Morville (Mile 356) later today. Revetment operations at Avondale Bend will begin at 0600 hours this Monday morning. The revetment operation will work until noon (or so) on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in observance of the Christmas Holidays and resume work on the morning of December 29, 2020.
The USACE’s Quarters Boat will be moored at the west bank near the Huey P. Long Bridge and an updated schedule detailing the remaining schedule of work should be available early next week.
Please note that the transit restrictions for the St. Gabriel and Plaquemine Bend revetment operations will heavily impact vessel traffic through the immediate area during working/daylight hours.
Revetment operations at both sites are expected to be scheduled in early January 2021.
The restrictions at both locations are expected to be 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.”