Louisiana, Harvey Canal Closure

Written by Chuck Baier
January 31, 2019

Continuing through March 9, 2019, the Harvey Canal Sector Gate will be closed to navigation from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., each day, due to necessary guidewall and gate repairs. Mariners are advised that due to necessary repairs to the east gate’s hinge, there will be a full closure to navigation continuing through approximately 6:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2019. The Harvey Canal Sector Gate will be temporarily open to navigation from 6:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2019, to 6:00 a.m., Monday, February 4, 2019. The gate repairs will then resume, and an additional full closure to navigation will be required beginning at 6:00 a.m., Monday, February 4, 2019 and continuing through approximately 6:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2019, to make necessary repairs to the west gate’s hinge. The Harvey Canal Sector Gate and guidewall repair schedule will return to the structure being closed to navigation from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., each day, through March 9, 2019. At times however the channel will only be restricted and light vessels may pass at a slow speed on the opposite side of the channel, after coordinating with the M/V BIENVILLE via VHF-FM Channel 13. The U.S. Government plant will move out at night, to allow passage of traffic. The Harvey Canal Sector Gate is located just south of the Lapalco Bridge, on the GIWW, mile 2.8, (WHL). The Algiers Lock can be used as an alternate route. The point of contact with the USACE New Orleans District is Jeff Olivero, at (504) 862-2362.

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Chuck Baier

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