The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District is advising mariners that scheduled maintenance is ongoing at Braddock Lock and Dam on the Monongahela River and long delays for locking through are likely.
The regional repair fleet will be working on renovations of the operating machinery for the 110 foot x 720 foot primary lock chamber. All traffic will pass through the 56 foot x 360 foot auxiliary lock chamber during this time.
The primary lock chamber was closed March 30. As temperatures warm, recreational traffic is expected to increase. Commercial vessels will have priority through the lock, but every effort will be made to keep traffic moving through the lock.
The primary chamber is tentatively scheduled to reopen at 11 p.m. on April 28.
The Corps will publish a revised notice to update any changes to the end date of this work.
To support the work in the primary lock chamber, intermittent closures of up to four hours may be needed in the auxiliary lock chamber.
Information concerning lock service will be broadcast by radio on Channel 13.
Due to the limited space in the approach areas, navigators are urged to use extreme caution when entering or exiting the lock chamber during this time.
Pittsburgh District’s 26,000 square miles include portions of western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio, western Maryland and southwestern New York. Our jurisdiction includes more than 328 miles of navigable waterways, 23 navigation locks and dams, 16 multi-purpose flood control reservoirs, 42 local flood protection projects and other projects to protect and enhance the Nation’s water resources, infrastructure and environment.
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Release no. 17-007