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Army Corps eyes new navigation lock in New Orleans

Army Corps of Engineers considers replacing navigation lock (Source: Usace.army.mil) Army Corps of Engineers considers replacing navigation lock (Source: Usace.army.mil)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After years of delays and legal wrangling, the Army Corps of Engineers is once again looking at replacing a historic navigation lock inside New Orleans with a new lock to help speed up barge and maritime traffic moving through the city.

Under a court order, the Army Corps is doing a new environmental study of a controversial 1956 project to replace the Industrial Canal lock in the Lower 9th Ward with a new lock. The agency is holding a public meeting on the issue Wednesday evening.

This time around, though, the Army Corps says it is exploring the construction of a new lock in new locations while also examining the replacement of the lock on the Industrial Canal with a new structure.

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