Chickamauga Lock Receives Millions in Funding

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF)- The Army Corps of Engineers will provide 37-million dollars to continue construction work on the Chickamauga lock.

That information came today from Senator Lamar Alexander’s office.

Construction of the new Chickamauga Lock was restarted in 2015 after years of delay.

Alexander says it’s good news for east Tennessee because continuing barge traffic in the future will keep 150,000 trucks off the interstates, and cut transportation costs.

The original funding bill had only 19-million for Chickamauga Lock.

The final bill made use of Inland Waterways Trust Fund revenues to provide the 37-million dollars for continuing the work.

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