SEC VA MSIB 173-24 Deep Creek Lock - Closure Update

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Sector Virginia
Marine Safety Information Bulletin

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MSIB 173-24

March 29, 2024

Deep Creek Lock - Closure

*This MSIB replaces MSIB 696-23*

The Dismal Swamp Canal will be closed to navigation due to a planned infrastructure refurbishment project at the Deep Creek Locks in Chesapeake, Virginia. The closure is expected to last through April 8, 2024. Visitors to Lake Drummond will be able to access the Dismal Swamp Canal via the South Mills Locks in South Mills, North Carolina or from the various boat ramps along the canal.  Vessels transiting the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway must use the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal as an alternate route during this timeframe.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, contact U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, project manager at (757) 201-7025.