UPDATE: Public comment period for IHNC Lock replacement extended to April 7
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District has extended the public comment period until April 7 for tentatively selected plan to replace the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock.
The Corps will host an additional public meeting to receive public comments; time and location to follow in subsequent media release and advertisements.
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: http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/About/Projects/IHNC-Lock-Replacement/.
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 email@example.com.
Release no. 17-009