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Lane Closure and Width Restrictions to Begin on F28 (Mehaffey Bridge Rd.) at Iowa River/Coralville Reservoir Bridge

Johnson County, Iowa – Traffic will be restricted to a single lane with stoplight control at the Mehaffey Bridge over the Iowa River/Coralville Reservoir in unincorporated Johnson County beginning Monday, March 30, 2015. A maximum vehicle width restriction of 9’-6" will be in place at the bridge location during this phase of the construction. [Read More]
Published: Mar-26-15

Illinois Waterway Visitor offering a free boating safety course

Ottawa, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Illinois Waterway Visitor will be offering a free Illinois DNR boating safety course. The class will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 11. This 8-hour class is required to receive your state of Illinois Safe Boating certification. The class will be held at Illinois Waterway Visitor Center at the Starved Rock Lock and Dam along Dee Bennett Road between Ottawa and Utica. [Read More]
Published: Mar-24-15

Free Boating Safety Classes

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering the opportunity to attend a free boating safety education class. This class will be held on March 28th. The class will run from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and only one 8 hour class is required to complete your certification. [Read More]
Published: Mar-24-15

Intermittent road restrictions continue as hydro project progresses

The mild weather this week has allowed crews at the Red Rock Dam to continue working day and night to prepare the site for construction of a powerhouse and intake structure that will comprise the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project (RRHP). Short-term road closures, directed by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, will occur in the overnight hours every three to four days as crews move large rebar cages from the North Tailwater staging area to the construction area on the upstream side of the Dam. In addition, Highway T-15 will be restricted to one lane every three to four days to facilitate staging of the concrete trucks to ensure worker and public safety as the wall element sections are poured. [Read More]
Published: Mar-18-15

Free Boating Safety Class

Pleasant Valley, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering the opportunity to attend a free boating safety education class. This class will be held on March 14th. The class will run from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Mar-10-15

Big Creek Lake Gate Replacement Project

Johnston, Iowa - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that Jenson Construction Company plans to begin mobilizing construction equipment & material at the Big Creek Diversion Dam in the next 2-3 weeks. During various stages of mobilization and construction, access into Big Creek State Park from Broadway (Old Hwy 415) and across the dam will be limited to one lane with traffic controls. The Neal Smith Trail will be open, but will merge with the one lane traffic across the dam. [Read More]
Published: Mar-06-15

Coralville Reservoir Begins Drawdown

Iowa City, IA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District will begin lowering Coralville Reservoir starting on March 10. This drawdown of four feet is done in accordance with the operation plan to increase storage capacity in the reservoir. The target elevation of 679 msl should be attained by March 20. [Read More]
Published: Mar-04-15

Downstream work prepares for RRHP powerhouse construction

Construction continues at the Red Rock Dam where Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) will construct a new hydroelectric power plant. Much of the construction work being done is in preparation for construction of the powerhouse, which is expected to begin in summer 2015. On the downstream side of the Red Rock Dam, the construction of the cofferdam, which is located between the Des Moines River and the power plant site, is well underway. The construction of Cells #1 and #2 are largely complete, Cell #3 is being filled with sand, and the walls of Cell #4 are being installed. [Read More]
Published: Feb-26-15

FREE Boating Safety Classes

Rock Island, IL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces they will be offering five different opportunities to attend a free boating safety education class. The classes will be held on the following dates: March 14th, March 28th, April 11th, April 25th, and May 2nd. Each class will run from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and only one 8 hour class is required to complete your certification. [Read More]
Published: Feb-25-15

Public Input Sought on Mississippi River Master Plan

Rock Island, Ill. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, is proposing to revise its Mississippi River Master Plan and is seeking public input. The plan guides public use and management of approximately 55,000 acres of federal lands and 314 Mississippi River miles from near Guttenberg, Iowa, to Saverton, Missouri, for environmental stewardship and recreational purposes. [Read More]
Published: Feb-20-15
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