The Big River Coalition (BRC) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 2023 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 122123 is here


The 2023/2024 revetment operations on the Mississippi River Ship Channel are scheduled to begin at Manchac (Mile 214.2 Above Head of Passes [AHP]) on January 12, 2024 (subject to change). The Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) has completed major repairs.


The revetment operations at the Manchac and St. Gabriel (Mile 199 AHP) locations will be conducted with no deep-draft (ship) transits allowed during working hours (daylight). The nighttime transits at these locations may require additional transit restrictions related to the New Orleans Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots (NOBRA) daylight only restriction for vessels drafting 41 feet or greater transiting above Mile 220 AHP. Prior to the start of revetment operations, NOBRA and the BRC will provide clarity on how impacted vessels will complete transits through the two upriver revetment locations.