Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District is hosting three public meetings to discuss proposed changes in lock operating hours and the Inland Marine Transportation System study on the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway and Red River (JBJ).
The final of three public meeting will be held Monday, 8 April 2013 at the Caddo-Bossier Ports Regional Commerce Center, 6000 Doug Attaway Boulevard in Shreveport, Louisiana 71115.
The purpose of the meetings is to involve the public, industry and state officials regarding the lock operating hours. This action is part of a nationwide effort to maximize constrained funding and provides consistent levels of service throughout the Corps’ Inland Marine Transportation System. The cost savings from these efforts could be applied to backlogged maintenance of locks to reduce closures and improve system reliability
Each meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend the meetings in order to learn more about the levels of service program and provide input for the hours of operation of the locks. Topics of discussion will be limited to the locks and dams on JBJ river system. Each person will be allowed five minutes to comment or complete a comment card for submission to the Vicksburg District. Additional information and guidance will be distributed prior to each meeting.
The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the steward of the lands and waters of our nation. The civil works mission of the District is to manage and conserve America’s waterways for navigation and commerce and stay consistent with ecosystem management principles. The District provides quality public outdoor recreation experiences to serve the needs of present and future generations.
To learn more about the Vicksburg District, visit our website. www.mvk.usace.army.mil
Release no. 13-033