Semonite visits high visibility construction projects, says it’s time to ‘finish strong’
Work continues by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on the Kentucky Lock Addition Project on the Tennessee River in Grand Rivers, Ky. The project is number three on the Inland Waterways Trust Fund priority list and carries 57 million tons of commerce annually with a value of over $10 billion. The total cost for the project is $874 million with about $415 million expended to date, or about 47 percent complete. With efficient future funding levels the earliest expected completion date is 2023. Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commander and chief of engineers, visited the project June 7, 2016.