Entering 2020, what everyone thought was a light at the end of the tunnel, was really an on coming train. “We were prepared for the Illinois River closure, but no one could have predicted the impact of COVID-19 on the metals industry ...”
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.
Infrastructure repairs along the Illinois River are expected to begin summer 2020, with long-term closures anticipated to significantly affect river transport and drive demand and cost for rail and truck transport.