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Corps Detroit District receives almost $78 million in 2019 Work Plan

Detroit District
Published Nov. 29, 2018

DETROIT—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces additions to its fiscal year 2019 program based on the recently approved work plan. The additional $77.6 million will be used in 2019 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 $77.6 million includes five dredging projects and several repair, replacement or construction projects. Significant funding will be used to begin construction of the New Soo Lock in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

"The work plan represents a significant investment by the federal government in the Great Lakes,” said Lt. Col. Greg Turner, district engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. “It will allow us to take our first major step towards getting a new Poe-sized lock at the Soo in the ground, repairs structures at a number of ports throughout the lakes, and complete other important infrastructure and environmental projects. We are proud to construct, maintain and operate key infrastructure projects that are critical to the nation’s economy, environment, safety and quality of life.”

The work plan came about when Congress appropriated additional funding for ongoing work in the fiscal year 2019 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Act as contained in the 2019 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 2019 Work Plan funds are the following:

New Soo Lock--

Design and begin construction of upstream channel deepening  $32,388,000

 Dredging projects –

            Michigan –

              Detroit River                                                                 $1,000,000

St. Clair River                                                              $1,500,000

             Wisconsin –

Manitowoc Harbor                                                       $900,000  

Sturgeon Bay Harbor/Lake Michigan Ship Canal        $900,000

Kewaunee Harbor                                                        $700,000

 Design, repair, replacement or construction projects –

Operations and Maintenance

                        Michigan -

Frankfort Harbor                                             $248,000

Hammond Bay                                                $350,000

Inland Route                                                    $50,000

Keweenaw Waterway                                      $235,000

Manistee Harbor                                              $200,000

Manistique Harbor                                           $200,000

Muskegon Harbor                                            $3,000,000

Lexington Harbor                                             $350,000

Saginaw River utility investigation                    $200,000

St. Marys River, Sault Ste. Marie                     $15,956,000

Minnesota –

Duluth-Superior Harbor                                    $11,000,000

              Wisconsin –

                             Kenosha Harbor                                               $200,000

                             Kewaunee Harbor                                            $230,000

Sheboygan Harbor                                           $5,525,000


Environmental Infrastructure -


                        Wet Weather Basin Pumping Station Genesee County           $500,000

                        Sewer Rehabilitation, Oakland County                                    $600,000


                        Ore Dock Redevelopment, Ashland                                         $1,050,000


                        Inflow and Infiltration Remediation, White Township               $400,000



Lynn Rose
313-300-0662 (cell)

Release no. 18-061

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