Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District announces additions to its fiscal
year 2016 program based on the recently approved Work Plan. This additional $22.4
million will be used in 2016 to repair breakwaters, dredge harbors and complete
various projects throughout the Great Lakes.
"We recognize and
are committed to spending these resources responsibly in order to ensure that
taxpayer-provided funds are maximized within the Great Lakes. We construct,
maintain and operate key infrastructure projects that are crucial to the
Nation’s economy, environment, safety and quality of life, now and in the
future,” said Lt. Col. Michael Sellers, district engineer, U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Detroit District.
The work plan came about when Congress appropriated
additional funding for ongoing work in the fiscal year 2016 Energy & Water
Development Appropriations Act as contained in the 2016 Consolidated
Appropriations Act. The Corps developed
an allocation plan, which included $46.3 million in additional funds for the entire Great Lakes, for
high priority work packages based on the criteria established by Congress.
The Detroit District’s work plan increase of $22.4 million includes
three new dredging projects, three dredging projects with additional funding,
and six repair, replacement, or construction projects. In addition, the work
plan includes design funding for two environmental restoration projects.
Projects that will be
executed as a result of the fiscal year 2016 work plan include the following:
dredging projects –
replacement or construction projects –
Haven Harbor, Mich. $1.8
Marys River, Soo Locks, Mich. (2) $10.6
Wisconsin Environmental Infrastructure $867,000
County, Mich., Environmental Infrastructure $880,000