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Great Lakes and Ohio River Division
Attn: Public Affairs Office
550 Main Street, Room 10-714
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3222
Phone: (513) 684-3010
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.
Release no. 23-024