Public Notices

Navigation Notice 20-07: Revised Dates for Temporary Reopening of Old Hickory Lock

Published March 19, 2020
Expiration date: 3/19/2020

Due to issues arising from the current maintenance work, Old Hickory Lock at Cumberland River mile 216.1 will be temporarily opened (with restrictions) to Navigation from 6 a.m. on Fri, Mar 20th until 6 a.m. on Mon, Mar 23rd. A dewatering structure is currently installed on the upper land wall, just past the upper miter gate, so the following restrictions shall be followed:

Total dimensions of the tow shall be no larger than 35' wide and 395' long. A combination of a 35'x195' and 35'x200' can be locked through together single wide. Two 200’ length barges will not be allowed to lock through. A helper boat will be required to guide the tows pass the restricted area going up and downstream. Special attention will be needed along the river wall as well, where there is a section of the wall removed.

At 6 a.m. on Mon Mar 23rd, the lock will be closed again for repair crews to continue maintenance activities. The lock will remain closed until a future temporary re-opening 7-day period starting at 6 a.m. on Fri, Apr 3rd until 6 a.m. Fri, Apr 10th. We don’t anticipate any restrictions with this reopening.

For further information contact: Harold "Skeeter" Deskins at or (615) 240-4037.