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Posted 4/27/2017

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Illinois Waterway Operations Manager
(309)676-4601 x 4104

Entire Illinois Waterway

The project includes a total of 268 river miles of 9-foot commercial navigation channel from Chicago to LaGrange Lock and Dam, near Beardstown, Illinois; with 8 locks and 7 dams. The navigable portions of this river and the locks and dams that allow waterway traffic to move from one pool to another are integral parts of a regional, national, and international transportation network. The system is significant for certain key exports and the Nation's balance of trade. Recreation facilities include a Visitor Center at Starved Rock Lock and Dam. Regional economic impacts are $2,200,000 from approximately 78,000 visits.

Project in operation.

OM - Operations and Maintenance

Summarized Project Costs

Estimated Federal Cost  N/A 
Estimated Non-Federal Cost  N/A 
Estimated Total Project Cost  N/A 
Allocations Prior to Current FY 2017 Cost  N/A 
Current FY 2017 Allocation (received to date)  $33,943,410 
Current FY 2017 Total Capability  $33,943,410 

Major Work Item Current Year
FY 2017
: Funds are being used for operation and maintenance of eight lock and dam sites and the project office, critical fleet maintenance support service, dredging, water control, dredged material disposal, dam safety, and real estate management. Funds are also being used for the operation and maintenance of the Starved Rock Visitor Center, supporting management of the recreation program and public visitation by providing safe recreation facilities and visitor assistance and protection. Funds are also being used for stewardship activities to protect the health, sustainability and integrity of the public lands associated with the project. These activities include natural resource management practices, environmental evaluation and reviews, shoreline protection, cultural resource investigations, and water quality control. Continuing Non routine items include: Procurement of Miter Gates for Marseilles and Starved Rock Sites, Repair Starved Rock Guide Wall, Replace Dresden Dam Gates, Repair Joliet Wall Concrete at Brandon Road L/D, Install Lagrange Bulkhead Recesses, and Peoria Miter Gates.