Accession Number:

AD1027345

Title:

Army Corps of Engineers: Factors Contributing to Cost Increases and Schedule Delays in the Olmsted Locks and Dam Project

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The Corps is responsible for planning and constructing the Olmsted Locks and Dam project on the Ohio River, 17miles upstream from the Mississippi River. The project will replace two locks and dams, which are beyond their design lives, with new locks and anew dam. According to the Corps, more tonnage passes through Olmsted annually than any other place in the nations inland navigation system. The Water Resources Development Act of1988 authorized the Olmsted project at a cost of 775 million. The Corps estimated construction would take 7years. In 2012, the Corps submitted a PACR to Congress, seeking to increase the Olmsted projects authorized cost to 2.918 billion, with an estimated completion date of 2024.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE