NR 12-042: Corps schedules public workshop on reducing operating hours at Nickajack Navigation Lock

Published Oct. 26, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 26, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has scheduled a public workshop from 6 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at the Kimball Town Hall, 675 Main St., Kimball, Tenn., 37347, to discuss reducing the hours of operation at the Nickajack 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.

The public can obtain news, updates and information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on the district’s website at www.lrn.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nashvillecorps or http://www.lrn.usace.army.mil/locks/nickajack and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/nashvillecorps.


Contact
Bill Peoples
615-736-7161
william.l.peoples@usace.army.mil
or
Lee Roberts
615-736-7161
leon.a.roberts@usace.army.mil

Release no. 12-042