To Our Valued Customers,
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has recently updated the schedule for the 2020 Illinois River closure, stating that five of eight locks will be closed starting in July 2020. We want to do our best to help you prepare. Below is a summary of the closure locations. Click here for updated information concerning these closures or visit the USACE website at www.mvr.usace.army.mil .
It has been suggested by industry professionals that northbound shipments above mile marker 80 (excluding Lake Michigan area destine barges) be loaded and released as early as April 20, 2020, and barges intended for southbound shipments (excluding Lake Michigan area barges) be loaded and released no later than June 1, 2020. We strongly encourage you to work with your logistics providers to ensure that any and all specific deadlines are met. B.L. Duke River Terminal is committed to maintaining an elevated level of communication during this time to ensure the success of all parties involved. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.
|Location||Start Date||End Date||Type|
|LaGrange Lock & Dam||7/1/2020||9/30/2020||Full Closure|
|Peoria Lock & Dam||7/6/2020||9/30/2020||Full Closure|
|Starved Rock Lock & Dam||7/1/2020||10/29/2020||Full Closure|
|Marseilles Lock & Dam||7/6/2020||10/29/2020||Full Closure|
|Dresden Island||7/6/2020||10/3/2020||Partial Closure|
|Dresden Island||10/25/2020||10/28/2020||Partial Closure|
|Dresden Island||10/4/2020||10/24/2020||Full Closure|
*Currently no work is scheduled in 2020 for Brandon Road, Lockport, or T.J. O’Brien