MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have revised its plans to severely curtail the operation of locks on the Alabama and Chattahoochee rivers.
The corps announced that beginning Feb. 1, the locks will be staffed 10 hours per day for four days each week for use by private vessels. Commercial traffic will be allowed to use the locks 24 hours per day, seven days per week by scheduling an appointment. The corps also agreed to modify operating hours to accommodate special events, such as large fishing tournaments.
The corps had previously planned to operate the locks only for commercial traffic and only by appointment.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama said he's glad the corps modified the plans after public officials from both parties raised concerns about the economic impact.
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