Army Corps Will Close Locks on Illinois Waterway Next Summer 2020 and 2023

Adena-Marilyn - November 17, 2019

Many of the locks along the Illinois Waterway, running from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi, will be closed for repairs and no vessels will be allowed through.  

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates the eight lock and dam sites along the Waterway, and it closed some of them for short periods of time earlier this year. It has announced the dates for major repairs in 2020 and again in 2023, and said that “during the scheduled closures, no vessels will be able to pass through the affected locks.”