URGENT Lock & River Information & Updates

​​2018 Recreational Boating Season
We don't want to be the bearer of bad news - but we also don't like surprises. In advance of the Kenny Chesney Concert at Heinz Field, the US Coast Guard has issued the following special regulations, offered with everyone's safety in mind. This is a consolidated version - the full regulation is available below -
Special Local Regulation; Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. 
ACTION: Temporary final rule. 
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for parts of the navigable waters of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on these navigable waters during the weekend of the Kenny Chesney concert at Heinz Field. Persons and vessels are prohibited from loitering, anchoring, stopping, mooring, remaining, or drifting in any manner that impedes safe passage of another vessel to any launching ramp, marina, or fleeting area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative. In addition, persons and vessels are prohibited from loitering, anchoring, stopping, or drifting more than 100 feet from any riverbank unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh or a designated representative. 
DATES: This rule is effective from 4 p.m. on

June 1, 2018 through 3 p.m. on June 3, 2018.


From time to time, because of the age and condition of the locks, USACE encounters some unexpected issues that required immediate attention.
When these disruptions do happen, USACE will inform ARDC of the issue, and in turn, we will post the notification on this page, as well as on our Facebook page at Allegheny River Development Corporation.
 
To ensure a pleasant boating experience, please check either resources before your anticipated lock use.
 
Be safe and enjoy the beautiful Allegheny River.