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Seasonal Lock Schedule

With summer approaching, recreational boaters will once again be enjoying Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers along with the navigation industry. With that in mind, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be changing the hours of operation of locks on the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers with seasonal schedules beginning in the spring.

2015 Allegheny River Lock Schedule

2015 Monongahela Lock Schedule

2015 Ohio River Lock Schedule

 

 


Schedule of Operations for 2015 Allegheny River Locks

1. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is given of IMTS Levels of Service for lock operations on the Allegheny River, they are as follows.

2. Allegheny River Lock 2, C.W. Bill Young Lock and Lock 4 will continue 24 hour per day operations.  Commercial Navigators should note that double lockages will only be permitted Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 10:00 PM. There will be NO Lock Tow Haulage Assisted double lockages after 10:00PM or before 8:00 AM. There will be NO Lock Tow Haulage Assisted double lockages on weekends.

3. Allegheny River Lock 5 is currently operating Monday through Friday from 7:00 A.M. to 15:00 P.M.

Effective May 17, 2014, the lock will return to 7 day a week operations 2 shifts and be available from the hours of 07:00 AM and 11:00 PM.

4. Allegheny River Lock 6, Lock 7, Lock 8, and Lock 9 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide service as a result of Contributed Funds Memorandum of Understanding, for the following dates and hours of operations at the above referenced Locks and Dams on the Allegheny River.

Saturday May 23, 2015 - 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Sunday May 24, 2015 - 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Monday May 25, 2015 - 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Saturday May 30, 2015 - 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Sunday May 31, 2015 - 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Saturday June 6, 2015 - 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Sunday June 7, 2015 - 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Saturday June 13, 2015 - 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Sunday June 14, 2015 - 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Saturday June 20, 2015 - 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Sunday June 21, 2015 - 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Saturday June 27, 2015 - 12:00 PM until 12:00 AM

Sunday June 28, 2015 - 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM

5. Commercial operators requiring appointment lockages at lock 6 through Lock 9 must make arrangements at least 24 hours in advance. To schedule a commercial appointment lockage, please utilize the phone chain listed below between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

 Lock 5, Allegheny River (724) 295-2261

Nick Waltenbaugh (412) 828-3550 or (724) 421-7411

Locks and Dams Branch Office (412) 395-7655

Dane Summerville (412) 395-7656

Gary Householder (412 395-7653

Mark Ivanisin (412) 395-7652

John Dilla (412) 395-7651

NOTE: When making a commercial lockage appointment, operators should NOT leave a phone message but should use the phone chain until they have spoken to a person.

6. All waterway users are cautioned that warning signs and pillar buoys will not be set until approximately mid-April. Since the navigation aids may, at times, have moved off station during the year because of river conditions, boaters must approach all locks with extreme care, especially when proceeding downstream.  Everyone is urged to consult their navigation charts to be absolutely sure of the landmarks when approaching a lock and dam.

7. All waters immediately upstream and downstream of each dam are designated as RESTRICTED AREAS year round and are seasonally designated by the signs and “KEEP OUT” buoys. Boaters, fishermen, divers, and others are cautioned. DO NOT ENTER RESTRICTED AREAS, as these areas are EXTREMLY HAZARDOUS. Upstream of the dam, currents may draw boats into the dam. Downstream of the dam, backwash and turbulence from the dam may draw a boat into the dam, causing it to capsize.

8. This notice will be updated when service levels or conditions change.

Click HERE to see the official Navigation Notice.

 


Schedule of Operations for 2015 Monongahela River Locks

1. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is given for the seasonal implementation of the IMTS Levels of Service for lock operations on the Monongahela River, as follows.

2. Braddock L/D, Lock 3, Lock 4, Maxwell L/D, Grays Landing L/D and Point Marion L/D, Monongahela River will continue to operate seven days a week 24 hours daily.

3. Morgantown L/D operating hours beginning Sunday, May 10, 2015 will be Sunday thru Saturday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

4. UPDATED - Revised Operating Schedule Hildebrand L/D & Opekiska L/D Monongahela River Mile 108.0 & 115.4

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide service as a result of Contributed Funds Memorandum of Understanding, for the following dates and hours of operations at the above referenced Locks and Dams on the Monongahela River.

• Saturday May 23, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Sunday May 24, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Saturday June 13, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Sunday June 14, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Monday June 15, 2015 - 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM

• Tuesday June 16, 2015 - 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM

• Wednesday June 17, 2015 - 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM

• Thursday June 18, 2015 - 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM

• Friday June 19, 2015 - 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM

• Saturday June 27, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Sunday June 28, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Friday July 3, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Saturday July 4, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Sunday July 5, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Saturday July 18, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Sunday July 19, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Saturday August 8, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Sunday August 9, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Saturday August 22, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Sunday August 23, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Saturday September 5, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Sunday September 6, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Monday September 7, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Saturday September 19, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Sunday September 20, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Saturday October 10, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Sunday October 11, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

• Saturday October 24, 2015 - 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM

5. Commercial operators requiring an appointment lockage during non-operating hours at Morgantown, and to make an appointment lockage at either Hildebrand or Opekiska, must make arrangements at least 24 hours in advance.  To schedule a commercial appointment lockage, please contact Point Marion L/D at (724)725-5289 or (724)  725-1283 between the hours of 7:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

NOTE: When making a commercial lockage appointment, operators should NOT leave a phone message but should continue calling until they have spoken to a person.

6. As always, for this appointment procedure to operate smoothly, communications between the vessels and the locks must be continuous. In this way, neither vessels nor lock operators should experience any extended waiting times when unexpected conditions cause a vessel to vary from its scheduled appointment. Captains or pilots on the vessel should also communicate immediately with the lock personnel at Point Marion L/D when fog or other river conditions will delay their arrival. In an emergency, if contact cannot be made directly with Point Marion L/D, the message can be sent through Grays Landing L/D at (724)583-8304 or Maxwell L/D (724)785-5027.

7. All waterway users are cautioned that warning signs and pillar buoys will not be set until approximately mid-May. Since the navigation aids may, at times, move off station during the year because of river conditions, boaters must approach all locks with extreme care, especially when proceeding downstream. Everyone is urged to consult their navigations charts to be absolutely sure of the landmarks when approaching a lock and dam.

8. All waters immediately upstream and downstream of each dam are designated as RESTRICTED AREAS year round and are seasonally designated by the signs and "KEEP OUT" buoys. Boaters, fishermen, divers, and others are cautioned. DO NOT ENTER RESTRICTED AREAS, as these  areas are EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS. Upstream of the dam, currents may draw boats into the dam. Downstream of the dam, backwash and turbulence from the dam may draw a boat into the dam, causing it to capsize.

9. This notice will be updated when service levels or conditions change.

 

Click HERE to see the official Navigation Notice.

 


Schedule of Operations for 2015 Ohio River Locks 

  1. All Ohio River Locks will continue to operate 24 hours daily.