PN 15-1 GEOTECHNICAL BORINGS Mile 51.9, Cape Girardeau, MO

  1. USACE Floating Plant will be performing geotechnical soil borings at mile 51.9 UMR, riverward of the Merriweather Pump Station outfall, in the vicinity of the Cape Girardeau City Riverfront. Project Map attached for reference.
  2. Borings will be performed daily starting on 20 April 2015 and ending on 29 April 2015. Work hours will be from 0600 hours to no later than 2100 hours.
  3. During work hours, Floating Plant may extend up to 125 feet riverward of the bankline.
  4. During non-work hours, Floating Plant will be moored upstream of the worksite at the Cape Girardeau City Riverfront.
  5. Floating Plant will consist of the USACE M/V Grand Tower, Fisher Crane and Spud Barge, and drilling barge.
  6. The contact vessel will be the USACE M/V Grand Tower and can be reached on VHF channels 13 and 16 for passing or special instructions.
  7. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.

Merriweather_Outfall (Work Area)



Andrew C. Schimpf, P.E.

Rivers Project Manager

14-14 Rev F – Locks 27 (UMR 185.5)

  1. The remaining closures at Locks 27 (due to construction activities at the lock for the new downstream protection cell) are delayed due to extreme cold weather and ice conditions in the river. The current schedule is as follows:
    1. February 20th 2015, 12 hour closure, from 0600 to 1800 – Installing Armor Plate Additional Lower Bolts.
    2. March 2nd thru March 17th 2015, 12 hour closure (each day), from 0600 to 1800 – Welding and Completing Steel Armor Plate.
    3. March 18th and 19th 2015, 12 hour closure (each day), from 0600 – 1800, Placement of Stone Protection.
  2. A helper boat is provided by the Government during this construction period for North bound approaches to the main lock in order to protect the areas of construction and keep the lock open.
  3. Per previous Navigation Notice the Lock 27 Auxiliary Lock will remain closed from through 20 March 2015 for repairs to embedded steel.
  4. All navigation interest should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster.

Andrew C. Schimpf, P.E.
Rivers Project Manager