Most Active Stories
- Battle of the Bands Finals @ MAC March 26 - Be in the LIVE Audience!
- Record-Breaking College Bass Fishing Tournament Held at Kentucky Lake
- School Districts Revise Calendars to Account for Snow Days
- Murray State Equine Science Professor Pairs Student Interests with Real-World Research
- Identifying the Warning Signs of Autism in Young Children
Thu June 5, 2014
[Slideshow] Progress on the Kentucky Dam Lock
The Kentucky Lock Addition Project is located at Kentucky Dam on the Tennessee River. The project seeks to reduce the average delay time and reduce traffic levels for commercial tows. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte gets an update on its progress from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project Manager Adam Walker and whether or not the Lock is on course for completion in 2018.
Listen to the conversation:
Nashville District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel oversee the Kentucky Lock Addition under construction at Kentucky Dam, which is now serviced by a 600 x 110 foot navigation lock. It raises and lowers vessels up to 75 feet between Kentucky Lake and the lower part of the river. A 1992 feasibility report recommended a new 110 x 1200 foot lock adjacent and landward of the existing lock. Authorization for construction occurred four years later and work began in July of 1998.