Kentucky Lock

4:12 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

First of 61 Concrete Monoliths Completed at New Kentucky Dam Lock

The first of 61 concrete monoliths that will make up the new lock's walls.
Credit John Null/WKMS

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.

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12:10 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

[Slideshow] Progress on the Kentucky Dam Lock

photo courtesy of Don Getty

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. OnĀ 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:

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