Illinois, Illinois River Lock Closures

Written by Chuck Baier
October 9, 2019

Marseilles Lock, RM 244.6 and Starved Rock Lock RM 231.0 will be closed to all navigation starting at 0600 on 20-September-2019 until further notice. The purpose for the closure is for the removal of the existing emergency gates and installation of dewatering bulkhead slots in preparation for the2020 dewaterings.
Mariners are requested not to tie up along the guide walls during these periods unless instructed by lock staff.

Please contact the Illinois Waterway Project Office at (309) 676-4601 for further information.

Due to high water, the Marseilles and Starved Rock locks are no longer anticipated to reopen Oct. 5. Efforts are underway to return the locks to operational status as soon as possible. An updated reopen date will be released when it becomes available.

Chuck Baier

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