J. Bennett Johnson Waterway
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, is conducting a study that will investigate thefeasibility for navigation from Shreveport-Bossier City to Index, Arkansas (US Hwy 71/59 Bridge). The Index Reach, 142 RMs, is located about nine land miles north of downtown Texarkana,Arkansas/Texas. The current Administration, in Washington D.C., has not provided funding for thisstudy in three years and the ‘no earmark’ policy has prevented congressional adds. The State ofArkansas has appropriated $1 million to the local sponsor, Arkansas Red River Commission (ARRC).The Commission has provided funding to the Corps of Engineers to continue with the feasibilitystudy. This study will determine if the benefits justify a project and will be completed by the end ofCY 2017.
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