More Illinois River Lock and Dam Sites Set to Reopen

The Illinois River includes eight lock and dam sites that required significant repairs, such as major rehabilitation and replacement of lock machinery.

To facilitate the repairs, extended closures were scheduled in 2020.

Today (Oct. 29) the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reopening Starved Rock Lock and Dam (Utica, IL) and Marseilles Lock and Dam (Marseilles, IL) after closing them in early July.

In addition, Dresden Island Lock and Dam (Morris, IL) reopened Oct. 24 from full closure and Oct. 28 from partial closure.

This article comes from U.S. Department of Agriculture's Oct. 29, 2020 Grain Transportation Report.

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