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Corps of Engineers expedites St. Joseph Harbor dredging after vessel touches bottom. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District awards $1.3 million dredging contract to King Co., Inc, of Holland, Michigan Nov. 17 to dredge St. Joseph Harbor. Shoaling at the St. Joseph Harbor caused a vessel to touch bottom near the north side of the harbor entrance in October.
Kokosing Alberici Traylor, LLC (KAT), a joint venture headquartered in Westerville, Ohio began moving major equipment to the New Lock at the Soo project site via a barge in the Poe Lock on November 3, 2022 in between shipping traffic. Mobilization of equipment for Phase 3 marks a big milestone for the project.
New Lock at the Soo Phase 2 work progression between April-September 2022 at the Soo Locks facility in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District in concert with the Philadelphia District and the Marine Design Center awards a contract to Southwest Shipyard LP of Houston, Texas in the amount of $11.4 million for a new crane barge on the St. Marys River.

Regulatory Public Notices

LRE-2014-00157-7-S22

12/6/2022
Proposed Steel Sheetpile Seawall Replacement and Backfill in the Detroit River at Detroit, Michigan

LRE-2016-00034-50-S22

11/21/2022
Proposed Retaining Wall Stabilization in Wetlands Adjacent to the Grand River at Jenison, Michigan

Notice of Availability of the Beta Streamflow Duration Assessment Method for the Great Plains

9/28/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Albuquerque, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Worth, Galveston, Kansas City, Omaha, Rock Island, St. Louis, St. Paul, & Tulsa Districts, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Regions 5, 6, 7, and 8, jointly announce the availability of the Beta Streamflow Duration Assessment Method (SDAM) for the Great Plains (dated September 2022). The method is a rapid assessment tool to help distinguish between ephemeral, intermittent, & perennial streamflow at the reach scale for the Northern & Southern Great Plains SDAM Regions.

Other Public Notices

Charlevoix Pine River Crossing Public Notice

6/16/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, is soliciting comments from the public for a project proposed by the City of Charlevoix, MI to horizontally directionally drill (HDD) an 8-inch natural gas line under the USACE navigation channel project located on the Pine River in Charlevoix, MI. The proposed project is located at the US-31 bridge river crossing. The lines will have at least 81 feet of clearance below the riverbed and the boring pits are proposed to be a minimum of 700 feet from the river edge. The proposed project is needed to improve the gas line infrastructure in the area.

Public Notice and Comment Period for the Woodtick Peninsula Section 204 Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for Ecosystem Restoration Project, Monroe County, MI

5/9/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, has prepared a draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (IFR/EA) and draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Woodtick Peninsula Section 204 Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for Ecosystem Restoration Project, Monroe County, Michigan. USACE is undertaking this action in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The purpose of the project is to investigate the feasibility of beneficially using dredged material from the Toledo Harbor Federal Navigation Project for ecosystem restoration purposes at Woodtick Peninsula, located in Monroe County, Michigan. The IFR/EA identifies a Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP: Alternative 4A) for ecosystem restoration that is cost-effective and promotes National Ecosystem Restoration (NER) while protecting the nation’s environment. The TSP consists of dredge material placement and the creation of an in-water artificial reef adjacent to Woodtick Peninsula. This TSP would have a placement footprint of 115.3 acres and require approximately 156,000 cubic yards of dredged material.

Manistique Sewer Under Manistique River, Manistique, Michigan

12/3/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, is soliciting comments from the public for a project proposed by the City of Manistique, MI to horizontally directionally drill (HDD) a 14-inch and 8-inch sanitary sewer siphon line under the USACE navigation channel project located on the Manistique River in Manistique, MI.

Latest News Releases

Corps of Engineers expedites St. Joseph Harbor dredging after vessel touches bottom
11/18/2022 UPDATED
DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District awards $1.3 million dredging contract to King Co., Inc, of Holland, Michigan Nov. 17 to dredge St. Joseph Harbor. Shoaling at the St...
New Lock at the Soo Phase 3 contractor mobilizes
11/17/2022
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., —The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers kicks off Phase 3 construction for the New Lock at the Soo as the contractor mobilizes to the Soo Locks. Kokosing Alberici Traylor, LLC...
Corps of Engineers receiving new crane barge for St. Marys River
10/12/2022
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District in concert with the Philadelphia District and the Marine Design Center awards a contract to Southwest Shipyard LP of...

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New Lock at the Soo: Unlocking the Great Lakes
10/20/2022
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District works on unlocking the Great Lakes by providing a much-needed resiliency at the Soo Locks with the construction of the New...
ERDC, Buffalo District release dredged material guidance manual for Great Lakes region
9/2/2022
Researchers from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Environmental Laboratory and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Great Lakes Districts — Buffalo, Detroit and...
Commitment to high-quality USACE bridge inspections
3/4/2022
Structural cracks, buckled or bent steel, visual fretting corrosion – these are the kinds of things at the forefront of a bridge inspector’s mind. Oh, and don’t forget to quantify the severity and...

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