Public Notices

Navigation Notice 21-47: Kentucky Lock closed until Dec. 10, 2021

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District
Published Nov. 19, 2021

Repairs to the damaged miter gates at Kentucky Lock is underway with a non-related closure of the lock for work on the gate machinery. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District had hoped to reopen traffic at the navigation lock from Nov. 14-29 to alleviate the queue at Barkley Lock. The team has determined that it is not safe to operate the miter gates in their current state of repair, making this temporary reopening impossible. Repairs to one of the two damaged gates will be completed during this closure with a follow-up closure pending for the other miter gate. Also, the Tennessee Valley Authority and USACE engineers have determined that operation of the miter gates should cease once the headwater elevation reaches 362 MSL until the water recedes or until both gate leafs are repaired. Kentucky Lock will remain closed until Dec. 10, 2021.