Chickamauga Lock Work Gets Funding to Continue
Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says the latest Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan spells good news for the Chickamauga Lock.
The Corps included nearly $30 million to continue construction on the new Lock.
The funds will pay for some excavation work, anchor installation, and the construction of a retaining wall.
“This funding will be enough to continue construction of the new Chickamauga Lock for the second consecutive year, which is great news for East Tennessee since it will help keep up to 150,000 trucks off I-75 and keep the cost of shipping goods low for Oak Ridge, Y-12, and manufacturers across the state. This year, members of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, which I lead, worked hard to ensure we could keep federal lock and dam projects fully funded for the second year, which was important for Chickamauga Lock after the project was restarted with $3 million last year,” Alexander said.
Construction on the Chickamauga Lock restarted in 2015 after years of delay.