LIMITED COMMERCIAL LOCKAGES DURING SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE CLOSURE
MURRAY LOCK (No. 7) NM 125.4
MCCLELLAN-KERR ARKANSAS RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEM
The maintenance closure of Murray Lock & Dam (No. 7) is in effect through September 04, 2015. While completing the pre-dewater dive inspection, corrosion of critical safety equipment was discovered that precludes dewatering the lock. The maintenance focus has now shifted to above-waterline critical inspections and repairs.
During this closure a very limited number of commercial lockages can be accommodated when maintenance is not underway. Any such lockage requires 24-hour advance notice and coordination with the Lockmaster and must adhere to the following restrictions:
n No lockage can start before 6 p.m. All lockages must be completed by 5 a.m. No exceptions will be considered.
n Tow haulage is not available, and no deck hands can be allowed on the lock walls, due to the presence of maintenance equipment.
n No crew changeouts or unnecessary delays will be permitted.
To schedule a commercial lockage during this closure, please contact the Murray Lockmaster, Tarik Holmes, at 501-454-5490 or 501-663-1997 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Again, 24-hour advance notice is required.
Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to James McKinnie in the Little Rock District Office, at (501) 324-5739 or (501)324-5096, or you may email CESWL-OP-OM@usace.army.mil.
Kevin J. McDaniels
Chief, Operations Division
Release no. SWL 15-60