April 9, 2018
Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal
Mile Marker 12.2
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
Great Bridge Lock Fender System Repairs
The Great Bridge Lock, located in Chesapeake, Virginia, will be performing fender repairs and diving starting on April 11, 2018 and concluding on or before June 8, 2018. Repairs will take place between 6:30 AM and 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Diving operations and repairs will be limited to fender systems on the north side of the lock and the majority of the repairs will be behind the existing lock fenders.
During the repairs, recreation vessels may have a restricted width of 20 feet entering or exiting the lock. Large vessels, greater than 20 feet wide, may have short delays to allow for repair equipment to move and provide the full lock chamber width. Vessels are requested to proceed at a slow speed and provide a wide berth near the repair site.
Those planning to use this route can contact the Great Bridge Lock operator at 757-547-3311, call the Norfolk District office at 757-201-7642, or refer to the Coast Guard Local Notice to Mariners for additional information.
Keith B. Lockwood
Chief, Operations Branch