USDA Grain Transportation Report (12/22): Illinois Waterway Announces 2023 Consolidated Closure

According to today's USDA Grain Transportation Report, starting June 1, 2023, the Brandon Road Lock and Dam, the Dresden Island Lock and Dam, and the Marseilles Lock and Dam will close for approximately 120 days to perform significant repairs.

The Brandon Road Lock and Dam will install new vertically framed upper miter gates, modify gate sills, and replace miter gate machinery.

The Dresden Lock and Dam will install new upper miter gates, replace miter gate machinery, rehabilitate an electrical system, and configure a culvert valve with a new bulkhead.

The Marseilles Lock and Dam will install an electrical crossover. In 2020, over 11.3 million tons of grain moved through the Illinois Waterway, including 6.2 million tons of corn and 4.9 million tons of soybeans.