Little Rock, Arkansas --
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduling a lock closure at David D. Terry Lock & Dam on the Arkansas River from 6 a.m. Aug. 19 until 6 p.m. Aug. 29, so workers can perform required tests on critical components of the lock.
District maintenance personnel will be setting cofferboxes immediately upstream and downstream of the lock chamber in order to perform these tests. These tests are necessary in maintaining the structural integrity of the lock for future maintenance dewaterings.
David D. Terry Lock & Dam is east of Little Rock near Scott, Arkansas.
Because no vessels will be allowed to lock through during this 10 day period, officials at the Corps’ Little Rock District advise commercial shippers and pleasure boaters to plan accordingly.
Corps officials say that while this scheduled closure may inconvenience boaters and commercial shippers, it is preferable to a breakdown that can result in long, unscheduled lock closures.
Recreation information can be found on the Internet at www.swl.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/littlerockusace, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/usacelittlerock.
Release no. 20-094