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  • Corps will complete Fair Landing channel improvement work on schedule

    Fair Landing, Arkansas, Nov. 14, 2014 – Northbound and southbound vessels will have unrestricted movement through the narrowest portion of the river at Fair Landing around the clock when work is completed Monday, 17 November. Work will then move to a wider section of the river at Fair Landing and resume the next day. The new work site will not cause daytime restrictions to the normal one-way traffic flow through the narrow Fair Landing location. The mat sinking unit will not work this weekend (Nov. 15-16).
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases last of three Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment reports

    MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 12, 2014 – The Memphis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, today released the Assessment of Natural Resource Habitat Needs, the third report authorized by the Lower Mississippi River Resource Assessment. This report addresses habitat on the Lower Mississippi River and the need for restoration.
  • Wider channel provides unrestricted daytime northbound transit at Fair Landing

    Fair Landing, Arkansas, Nov. 12, 2014 – Northbound commerce with as many as 49 barges moved through the restricted portion of the river at Fair Landing during daylight hours. This helps speed the clearing of the daily queue and reduces the wait time for southbound vessels. Work is also proceeding well in the narrowest reach of the restricted area and the Corps expects normal, unrestricted one-way traffic to resume after Monday, November 17, when the mat sinking unit completes its work in the narrow section and moves to a wider section of Fair Landing.
  • River repairs will help commerce on the Mississippi River system

    Fair Landing, Arkansas, Nov. 10, 2014 – River repairs to severe bank scours along the Mississippi River at Fair Landing will lead to enduring improvements to the vital commercial artery. The narrow bend along this reach of the river now passes one-way traffic under normal conditions, the ongoing repairs and future improvement work will allow two-way traffic to pass.
  • Collaboration between Corps, Coast Guard and navigation industry leaders lessens impact to commerce

    Fair Landing, Arkansas, Nov. 11, 2014 - Vicksburg Video of Northbound tow passing the Corps' Mat Sinking Unit yesterday afternoon.