NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 10, 2018) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Tennessee Valley Authority invite the public for a free tour of Wheeler Lock at Tennessee River mile 274.9 in Rogersville, Ala., Saturday, July 21, 2018. Four groups of 25 will be able to tour the facility at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. Central Time. Pre-registration is required for all tour guests (including minors). The deadline to register is July 13, 2018. Personal information collected during sign-up is used for security background checks.
Sign up for a tour at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080948a4a92eaafa7-wheeler
NOTE: You must provide full name, address, phone number, driver's license, state of issue, for every person 18 and over signed up for the tour. If it is not provided that person will not be allowed to participate in the tour upon arrival. When signing up, each individual must have a different e-mail address or the website will not accept additional signups for additional family members. Please put “None” in Driver’s License field for children who do not possess them.
Tour Details and Rules
- All facilities are ADA accessible.
- Only visitors with approval and confirmation will be permitted on the tour. No substitutions or additions are allowed.
- All participants over 16 years of age must provide photo identification upon arrival for the tour.
- Visitors may not carry packages, backpacks, or other containers during the tour.
- No high-heel, open heel shoes, including clogs and crocs or bare feet, will be allowed on a tour. Tennis shoes are recommended.
- All children 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult during the tour.
- Any increase in threat conditions can result in approved tours being canceled with little notice. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
- An e-mail will be sent to anyone signed up for a tour if for any reason a tour is canceled.
The address is 100 Highway 101, Rogersville, AL 35652
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District operates and maintains the locks at the Tennessee Valley Authority project. Construction of the Wheeler Auxiliary Lock was started in 1933. Although work continued on it until 1937, the lock was put into operation in 1934. The main lock was begun in 1960. It began operating May 8, 1963.
For more information about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District, visit the district’s website at www.lrn.usace.army.mil
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Release no. 18-033