kentucky lock addition project

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is announcing $110,100,000 in its fiscal year 2021 work plan for the Kentucky Lock and Dam project in western Kentucky, according to a press release from U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. 

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  Waterway advocates are optimistic about the state of funding for construction on two major lock and dam projects aimed at improving river traffic in the region.

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A major milestone was achieved Wednesday in the completion of a new navigational lock at the Kentucky Dam.

Crews finished work on the first of 61 massive concrete monoliths that will make up the walls of the lock. Once completed, the new lock will free up the bottleneck in traffic on the Tennessee River.