The Army Corps of Engineers warns that failure by Congress to raise the spending limit for the $3 billion Olmsted locks and dam project on the Ohio River between Illinois and Kentucky would put more than 600 construction jobs at risk and raise the cost of the project further. The complexity of the project and its "off-and-on construction" have contributed to the project's increased costs, writes James Bruggers, and a shutdown of construction could push the project's completion back by at least a year, according to David Dale of the Cincinnati office of the Corps of Engineers.

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