Contractors working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District install a 23-foot-tall concrete shaft enclosure weighing approximately 120,000 pounds as part of the guard wall at the Monongahela River Locks and Dam 4 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, Nov. 16, 2023.

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  • May

    USACE contractor prioritizes people with Kentucky Lock safety milestone

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 16, 2024) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District in partnership with project contractor, Thalle Construction, surpassed one million man-hours without a lost time accident on the Kentucky Lock Addition project May 3, 2024.
  • February

    USACE and Thalle Construction Company hold partnership meeting in Paducah

    On January 31, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District and Thalle Construction Company
  • July

    IWUB checks on progress of Kentucky Lock Addition Project

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (July 21, 2023) – The Inland Waterways Users Board checked on the progress of the Kentucky Lock Addition Project this week as part of its visit to the region for a board meeting in nearby Paducah, Kentucky.
  • May

    ORBIT stakeholders navigate Kentucky Lock Addition Project

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (May 19, 2023) – The Ohio River Basin Inspection Tour visited western Kentucky this week where stakeholders of the basin highlighted healthy and productive ecosystems, reliable flood risk management, and resilience of the Ohio River waterway system for inland navigation. They also navigated to the Kentucky Lock Addition Project for a construction update and better understanding of how the larger lock will help unlock congested commercial barge traffic.
  • March

    Roundtables serve stakeholders mega project update

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 24, 2023) – Nashville District leaders, engineers and project managers hosted stakeholder roundtables this week to provide updates and an opportunity to visit the district’s two mega construction projects.
  • Maintenance Support Team, Lock engineers tackle tough jobs

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (March 10, 2023) – Nashville District Maintenance Support Team and Kentucky Lock engineers onboard the Motor Vessel Iroquois repaired a mooring cell and replaced broken and outdated parts this week just upstream of Kentucky Lock on the Tennessee River in Grand Rivers, Kentucky.
  • Lock operators work super safely near mega construction projects

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 8, 2023) – Operators at navigation locks could easily wear capes for the super work they do to ensure the safety of the public, not to mention employees that maintain these projects in the Cumberland and Tennessee River systems. At Kentucky Lock in Grand Rivers, Kentucky, and Chickamauga Lock in Chattanooga, Tennessee, ongoing mega construction projects to build larger new locks pose additional hazards for these vigilant protectors of people and resources.
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