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Posted 3/21/2017

Release no. 17-011

Ricky Boyett

Corps to host IHNC Lock replacement public meeting, open house

Public comment period extended to April 7         

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District will host an open house and public meeting to present and receive comment on the draft tentatively selected plan for replacing the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock.

 March 30, 2017
St. Mary of the Angels
3501 N. Miro Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
6 to 6:30 p.m.: Open House
6:30 p.m.:  Presentation and public comments

On Jan. 6 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District released its Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, Louisiana, New Industrial Canal Lock and Connecting Channels Project Draft Integrated General Reevaluation Report (GRR) and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for public review.

Based on the current analysis presented in the draft integrated GRR/SEIS, Plan 3 is the Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP). This plan includes replacement of the existing lock with a new lock having usable dimensions of 900 feet long by 110 feet wide by 22 feet deep to be constructed between the banks of the IHNC, north of the Claiborne Avenue Bridge and south of the Florida Avenue Bridge.

The full report is available online at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District website here:

Public comments will be taken at the meeting, and the Army Corps will accept written comments through April 7. Comments on the draft integrated report should be directed to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District
c/o Mark Lahare
7400 Leake Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118

Comments may also be sent to