NR 12-040: Corps schedules public workshop on reducing operating hours at Guntersville Navigation Lock

Published Oct. 15, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2012) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has scheduled a public workshop from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at the Best Western Plus Lake Guntersville Hotel, 2140 Gunter Avenue, Guntersville, Ala. 35976-2114 to discuss reducing the hours of operation at the Guntersville Navigation Lock effective Jan. 7, 2013.

Reducing the hours of operation from 24 to 20 hours per day is part of a Corps-wide effort to reduce operational costs and to increase funds for maintenance requirements. The hours of closure are 2 to 6 a.m. daily. Lockages started before the normal close of business will be completed before the lock is closed for the day.

This operational schedule has previously been implemented at navigation locks on the upper Tennessee River with little disturbance to navigation traffic.

For more information, please call the Nashville District Navigation Branch at 615-736-5607.

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Bill Peoples
Lee Roberts

Release no. 12-040