Corps Reduces Staff, Hours at Allegheny River Locks 2, 3

Published March 31, 2020

Allegheny River Lock 2

To minimize COVID-19 exposure to the Corps’ workforce and the public, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District has reduced staffing and operating hours at two Allegheny River locks until further notice.

Locks 2 and 3 on the Allegheny River have reduced its 24-hour operations and will service river traffic between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All other locks on the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers will maintain normal operating hours.

Each facility will retain the proper staff necessary to ensure delivery of critical flood-risk and navigation missions. The Corps will continue supporting the movement of coal, fuels and other goods along rivers in the upper Ohio River Basin.

“Protecting the health and safety of the public and our employees is our highest priority,” said Lt. Col. Jonathan Klink, district commander.


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Release no. 20-011