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May 21, 2020 | USDA Grain Transportation Report
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Illinois River Closures Scheduled This Summer

Shutdowns will take place from July through October to allow rehabilitation on five locks

File Photo of Illinois River

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that shutdowns on the Illinois River system will take place from July through October to allow rehabilitation on five locks.

The locks provide a navigable link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River north of St. Louis.

To lessen the impact on commercial navigation, closures will be done concurrently. Affected locks and dams and their closure dates are as follows: La Grange Lock and Dam, July 1-September 30; Peoria Lock and Dam, July 6-September 30; Starved Rock Lock and Dam, July 1-October 29; Marseilles Lock and Dam, July 6-October 29; and Dresden Island Lock and Dam, partial closure for July 6- October 3 and October 25-28 and full closure for October 4-24. 

Information provided by USDA Grain Transportation Report.

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