Like many things in Washington, this goal didn’t come without its significant challenges and obstacles — politicians dating back to the 1980s have been promising to address this infrastructure need. Marie and fully funding the $320 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in his proposed budget. - #LSN_Shipping #LSN_SSM Soo Locks Artist Rendering 2010 SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO, MICHIGAN - June 24, 2019 (LSN) The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed a FY ‘20 Energy and Water appropriations bill containing the $75.3 million requested by the President for construction of the new lock at Sault Ste. The bipartisan letter was signed by 27 other members of Congress from Great Lakes states. New Soo Lock included in ... 2020 Work Plan.

“It's become a big problem and we’re working on it.”, He added that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers already had a plan in place “and we are going to get this done and ready to go.”. The long-term plan at the Soo Locks is to combine two of the oldest, smaller locks into another large lock to complement the Poe Lock that is used by about 60 percent of ships that pass through. This new lock provides resiliency and assurance that Great Lakes’ commercial maritime traffic will continue to support 237,000 jobs and drive $35 billion annually in economic activity.”. Snyder’s focus combined with bipartisan support of the Great Lakes congressional delegation, President Trump and his administration have paved the way for this monumental move.”, “This announcement by the Corps’ is welcomed and timely as we approach the 50th year since the opening of the Poe Lock, critical to moving cargoes between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes,” said Mark Pietrocarlo, board chairman of Lake Carriers’ Association. “It’s not easy, but we have all of the top technology and we’re going to take care of it,” Trump said. The Army Corps continues to work with the state of Illinois on a design agreement that would allow the Corps to commence the pre-construction engineering and design phase, Corps spokesman Allen Marshall said. Trump campaign, RNC detail voter fraud in Pennsylvania, Michigan U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS – DETROIT DISTRICT … I also want to commend the leadership at the Army Corps for including this funding in the work plan and I look forward to working with them as the project moves forward in the years ahead.”. This summer, I also boarded the freighter M/V Roger Blough in Duluth, Minnesota, and enjoyed the journey across Lake Superior to the Soo Locks with my friend and colleague Rep. Pete Stauber. Plans to build a new Soo lock just took another step forward.

The Brandon Road Lock and Dam was approved in May as a way to combat the spread of the fish into the Great Lakes. A Department of Homeland Security study determined that a six-month outage of the Poe, one of two operational locks, would result in 11 million unemployed Americans.

Talks with the administration that helped secure funding for the initiative could also usher in progress on Asian carp, Huizenga said in a Tuesday statement. SAFETY ALERT: Recommendation for pilot transfer arrangements, Biden presidency points to growth for offshore wind industry, Vancouver boxship accident raises concerns about infrastructure capacity, Overtaking or crossing? "That same strategy of engagement should be used to stress the importance, significance and need for protective measures at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam system," the fifth-term member of Congress said. Marie, Michigan.

Plan du site; Livraison et Retours. The image above is an artist rendition that illustrates what it might look like if a second Poe-sized lock replaced two of the older locks. I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to continue getting the job done for northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.”. The Michigan delegation had little success in seeking measures fighting the Asian Carp at the Illinois choke point during the Obama administration. Jack Bergman is a retired member of the United States Marine Corps.

"Appropriating funds for the New Soo Lock project in this year's work plan demonstrates the federal government's commitment to providing resiliency in the Great Lakes Navigation System," said Lt. Col. Greg Turner, district engineer. Rick Snyder. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site.