Corps of Engineers finishes project to try to keep Mississippi River open

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 14 at 8:17 PM

(KMOV.com) - An important step to keep traffic going on the low Mississippi River has been completed.

On Monday, the Army Corps of Engineers said it completed its work to remove rocks and deepen the shipping channel near Thebes, IL. The Corps says the work has been finished ahead of schedule.

The Corps says the project will give barges more room to deliver products on Mississippi River.

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