Tag: illinois waterway
  • October

    Backlog of Maintenance

    The Major Rehabilitation and Major Maintenance Program for the Locks and Dams on the Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway has been ongoing since 1975. Major rehabilitation consists of reliability or efficiency improvements.
  • Brandon Road Interbasin Project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has evaluated potential control options and technologies at Brandon Road Lock and Dam to prevent the upstream Interbasin transfer of Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) while minimizing impacts to Illinois Waterway uses and users. This effort has identified a recommended plan. Implementation of the recommended plan requires congressional authorization.
  • January

    Illinois Waterway Lock Closures

    To maintain reliable navigation and avoid unscheduled long-duration closures on the Illinois Waterway (IWW), the locks need to undergo scheduled major rehabilitation and maintenance. Closure of five locks for Major Maintenance (MM) and Major Rehab (MR) was completed from 1 JUL 2020 to 29 OCT 2020. Additional closures continue in FY22 and FY23.