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Corps Detroit District receives almost $88 million in 2020 Work Plan

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District
Published March 5, 2020

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces additions to its fiscal year 2020 program based on the recently approved work plan. The additional approximately $88 million will be used in 2020 to repair breakwaters, dredge harbors, complete various projects and studies throughout the Great Lakes and fund initial construction for the New Soo Lock project.

The Detroit District’s work plan increase of $88 million includes four dredging projects and several repair, replacement or construction projects. Significant funding will be used to continue construction of the New Soo Lock in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

The work plan allows for construction, maintenance and operation of key infrastructure projects. This work plan takes the Corps another step closer to getting a new lock at the Soo in the ground, repair structures at a number of ports throughout the lakes.

The work plan came about when Congress appropriated additional funding for ongoing work in the fiscal year 2020 Energy & Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act as contained in the 2020 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act.  The Corps developed an allocation plan for high priority work packages based on the criteria established by Congress.

Detroit District projects that will be executed with fiscal year 2020 Work Plan funds are the following:

New Soo Lock--

Construction of upstream channel deepening, approach walls construction and chamber design                 $50 million

Dredging projects –

            Michigan –

                        Holland Harbor                                                                                                                                       $700,000

                        Manistique Harbor                                                                                                                                 $1.3 million

                        Monroe Harbor                                                                                                                                       $1.3 million

                        Ontonagon Harbor                                                                                                                                 $1.1 million

            Wisconsin –

                        Kenosha Harbor                                                                                                                                    $730,000 (to Chicago District)

        Design, repair, replacement or construction projects –

            Operations and Maintenance

                        Michigan -

Manistee Harbor                                                                                                                               $500,000

St. Marys River, Sault Ste. Marie                                                                                                     $16.6 million

                       Minnesota –

                           Duluth/Superior Harbor, Minnesota/Wisconsin                                                                        $10 million

                       Wisconsin –

                             Fox River                                                                                                                                        $193,000 (to Chicago District) 

                             Manitowoc Harbor                                                                                                                       $640,000 (to Chicago District)

Environmental Infrastructure -


                              Sewer rehabilitation Oakland County                                                                                     $500,000


                        Northern Wisconsin Environmental Assistance                                                                        $3.9 million

                           - New city water intake, Ashland                                                                                               $1.975 million

                           - Apostle Islands Marina breakwall Restoration                                                                     $1.935 million


Lynn Rose
313-300-0662 (cell)

Release no. 20-010

Chick Lock

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