New Soo Lock project to receive over $32 million in funding

New Soo Lock project to receive over $32 million in funding Photo: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

November 26, 2018 09:47 AM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District has announced that the New Soo Lock project in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan will receive over $32 million in the fiscal year 2019 work plan.

The funding will be used to initiate a deepening of the upstream approach channel, a release said.

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The locks on the St. Marys River allow ships to travel from Lake Superior to the lower Great Lakes. The New Soo Lock project will see a second lock constructed on the site of the existing Davis and Sabin Locks.

The project is estimated to cost nearly $1 billion overall. According to the release, contingent on efficient funding, it could be completed in seven years.

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