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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…

LAMA Corps Mississippi River Maintenance Forum Meeting Notes 12220

LAMA Corps Mississippi River Maintenance Forum Meeting Notes 12220 Attachment USACE Maintenance Forum Agenda 1220 LAMA’s report on the Corps Mississippi River Maintenance Forum meeting held via conference call this morning, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 and the corresponding agenda are…

MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 112520

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (Wednesday, November 25, 2020) is here.  The updated or revised status reports are highlighted in bold and lists conditions on the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC), Old…

USACE 2020/2021 Revetment Schedule Transit and Transit Restrictions Update 112320

The Big River Coalition’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 2020/2021 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 112320 is here.  The most recent schedule of work for the remaining revetment operations as provided by the USACE is here.   Please note that the transit…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 112320

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…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 112020

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…

Revetment Operations Completed at Poydras

The Big River Coalition has confirmed that the revetment operations at the Poydras location have been completed.    The equipment is moving upriver and it appears that Lower Nine Mile Point Anchorage is being reopened.   The U.S. Coast Guard…

Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 111620

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 intends to deepen the Ship Channel with a total of three dredges, specifically the…

USACE 2020/2021 Revetment Schedule Transit Restrictions 111620

Revetment Update 11/16/20 Remaining Schedule The Big River Coalition’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 2020/2021 Revetment Schedule and Transit Restrictions Update 111620 is attached.  The most recent schedule of work for the remaining revetment operations as provided by the USACE is…