River Closures and Restricted Movements


Chicago/Illinois/Upper Miss

  • 2023 Illinois River 120-Day Closure – ACBL has released our guidance for shipments to/from the Illinois River and Chicago which will be impacted by the lock closures Jun – Sep 2023. Click Here for our full guidance. Please contact your sales representative if you have further questions.
    • Post 120-Day Closure – ACBL has released our guidance for reopening release dates to destinations above the lock closures. Click here for our full guidance.

Lower Miss/Gulf/Canals/Tenn Tom

  • Lower Miss Revetment (LM 933) – Daily Closure to southbound traffic began May 13th with closures from 07:00 until 18:00; expected to last 60 days and to delay transit by 12-to-18 hours.
  • Bayou Sorrel Lock Closure (PA 37) – Daily closures are expected to resume June 6th to facilitate guide wall repairs from 07:00 to 16:00.
  • Industrial Lock Congestion (EC 0) – Due to increased industry traffic, lockage at Industrial Lock is delaying boats 1-2 days. Expected to continue going forward due to volumes in the Michoud area and greater East Canal.
  • Algiers Lock Repair (WC 0) – Ongoing repairs expected to complete May 26th with daily closures from 06:30 through 18:30 Monday through Saturday.
  • Leland Bowman Lock Closure (WC 163) – Approximately 15 days of daily closures are expected toward the end of June to facilitate repair to the chamber wall. More details to come once determined.
  • Colorado Lock Closure (WC 440) – Work at the lock resumed December 5th, 2022, and is projected thru June 2nd, 2023, from 07:00 to 19:00.