Upper Allegheny Locks to Open on Weekends and Holidays
Pittsburgh District release
21 May 2015
Release no. NR15-142
1000 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4186
The Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is
notifying recreational boaters that the Upper Allegheny locks will
be open this summer. Through a partnership with the Allegheny
River Development Corporation, the Corps will be able to open
Allegheny Locks 6-9 beginning this weekend and continuing each
weekend through June 28.
The lock schedule is as follows:
Memorial Day weekend the locks will be open Saturday through
Monday, noon to 8 p.m. each day.
May 30-31 to June 27-28 the locks will be open each Saturday and
Sunday noon to 8 p.m.
More dates could be announced at a later time.
To view navigation traffic and lock service status, please visit:
For river conditions and navigation notices and charts, visit http://www.lrp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation.aspx.
As part of its navigation mission, the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Pittsburgh operates and maintains 23 lock and dam
facilities on the area’s three main rivers – the Allegheny,
Monongahela and Ohio. This is the largest, oldest and most
fatigued navigation system in the nation.
The district’s navigation structures not only provide reliable
river commerce, but also provide water supplies for drinking,
industrial use, firefighting and sanitation. The sustained pools
of water provided by navigation dams encourage economic
development within the region.