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Chickamauga Lock funding restored, work to resume with leftover funds

Posted on July 22, 2015

By Dave FlessnerTimes Free Press

Three years after work stalled on a new lock at the Chickamauga Dam, construction should resume on the $860 million project by the end of the year using revenues generated by a new barge fuel tax Congress adopted last year.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wednesday released $3 million of the $6 million left over in its InlandWaterways Trust Fund to award a contract for additional work on the cofferdam and lock walls erected beneath the 75-year-old dam in Chattanooga.


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