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John T. Myers Locks and Dam 1200’ chamber reopens to navigation traffic

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District
Published Nov. 10, 2023

The 1,200-foot main chamber at John T. Myers Locks and Dam on the Ohio River (Ohio River mile 846) in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, officially reopened to navigation traffic, Nov. 9.

The main chamber closed in mid-August as part of the facility’s miter gate rehabilitation project. The temporary closure allowed the Regional Rivers Repair Fleet’s heavy capacity fleet to rehab the miter gates and related equipment on each end of the 1200-foot chamber to increase reliability and efficiency on the inland waterways system.

All mariners should take direction from the lock operators at John T. Myers Locks and Dam.

For more information, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District Public Affairs Office at (502) 315-6767.




Abby Korfhage

Release no. 23-024