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Fact Sheet

Event Study - Greenup

 
         

 

Start Date:  Jun 2004

Projected
End Date:
 Feb 2005

 

POC:

POC

 


 

Problem Addressed:  

In 2003 the main lock chamber at the Greenup Locks and Dam was closed for major maintenance and repair. The work, which was originally scheduled to last three weeks, ended up lasting seven weeks, due to unexpected, but necessary emergency repairs to the lock's main chamber. The extended closure forced shippers using the lock to make a number of short- and long-term decisions regarding transportation of their goods.

 


 

Objective:

 

This study assesses how shippers responded to the lock closure, evaluates the economic impact of these decisions, and determines if shippers made long-term operational adjustments as a result, such as switching to all-overland modes of transportation. The study includes a compilation of "lessons learned" from the experience and identifies any changes in operational or maintenance procedures that resulted from the closure.

 


 

Benefits:  

The survey tool and data developed during the study will help Corps planners assess the potential impact of other such closures and to plan steps to limit this impact.

 


 

Status:

 

Completed

 


 

Contract Data:

IWR 2004

 

Progress:

 

Products (Bookshelf/Toolbox):

Report by Planning Center of Expertise for Inland Navigation, February 2005 (1.07 MB, pdf)

 


 

Related Links:

 

 


 

Revised 23 Sep 2011

Source: Navigation Economic Technologies Program

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