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Final ship through Soo Locks
The last vessel to traverse through the Soo Locks for the 2018-2019 shipping season was Motor Vessel Manitoulin. The locks are closed now through March 25th for annual winter work.
Agreement makes Michigan’s commitment of up to $52 million for the new lock official 

Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018

LANSING, Mich. – Efforts to construct a new Soo Lock took a big step forward as Michigan and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, have signed a memorandum of agreement officially committing Michigan’s contribution of up to $52 million for the new lock at the Soo Locks facility in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
State of Michigan press release: Michigan investment in the new Soo Lock speeds up project, will save taxpayers $30 million
Agreement makes Michigan’s commitment of up to $52 million for the new lock official Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018 LANSING, Mich. – Efforts to construct a new Soo Lock took a big step forward as Michigan and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, have signed a memorandum of agreement officially committing Michigan’s contribution of up to $52 million for the new lock at the Soo Locks facility in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
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Interactive Project Maps
Browse through the Detroit District's Harbors and Civil Works Projects with our Interactive Project Maps!
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Restoring the Boardman
The multi-phased project will "help restore the Boardman River to its natural historic conditions and result in significant ecological benefit throughout the watershed," said Carl Platz, Great Lakes program manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “As a result of the strong partnership and collaboration of several federal, state, tribal and local stakeholders all focused on this common goal, an amazing transformation of the lower Boardman River is becoming a reality."
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Public Service Message: Stay off piers, breakwaters during high winds, storms, wave action.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, strongly urges people to use caution around breakwaters, piers or jetties in the Great Lakes and to adhere to posted warning signs. Do not swim near or jump off any structure, the life you save may be your own. Photo Credit: iStock Ludington Pier
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New Soo Lock
Did you know we have a New Soo Lock webpage? Make it your favorite resource for information related to the new lock! Link below.

Regulatory Public Notices

LRE-1978-380171-S19

1/18/2019
Proposed Dock Extension in Lake Superior at Munising, Michigan

LRE-1989-120061-S19

1/15/2019
Proposed Installation of a Boat House, Hoists, Docks, and Pilings in St. Clair River on Harsens Island, Michigan

LRE-1989-320052-S18

1/11/2019
Proposed Discharge of Fill in Wetlands adjacent to the Sturgeon River at Indian River, Michigan

Other Public Notices

Saginaw River Deepening Study Termination

11/7/2018
NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, PUBLIC GROUPS AND CITIZENS: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

DE PERE DAM, EAST EMBANKMENT SEEPAGE BLANKET ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

8/1/2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, under its operations and maintenance

Manistique River Sea Lamprey Barrier Public notice

5/21/2018
 NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, PUBLIC GROUPS AND CITIZENS: The U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers

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DETROIT –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces the Soo Locks in Sault Ste.
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State of Michigan press release: Michigan investment in the new Soo Lock speeds up project, will save taxpayers $30 million

Agreement makes Michigan’s commitment of up to $52 million for the new lock official
Published: 12/27/2018

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DETROIT— U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, awards a contract to build electrical
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