Detroit Corps office receives more than $16.5 million in recently approved Work Plan

Published June 6, 2017

DETROIT—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District announces additions to its fiscal year 2017 program based on the recently approved Work Plan.

 The additional $16.5 million will be used in 2017 to repair breakwaters, dredge harbors, repair critical components at the Soo Locks and complete various projects and studies throughout the Great Lakes.

 "These Work Plan funds will help address the most critical needs in six of our harbors around the Great Lakes,” said Lt. Col. Dennis Sugrue, district engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District. “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.”

The work plan was developed when Congress appropriated additional funding for ongoing work in the fiscal year 2017 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Act as contained in the 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act.  The Corps developed an allocation plan for high priority work packages based on the criteria established by Congress.

In addition to the projects being completed from the 2017 President’s budget of $67.5 million, the Detroit District’s work plan increase of $16.5 million includes four dredging projects and eight repair, replacement, or construction projects. In addition, the work plan includes design funding for two environmental projects.

 WORK PLAN 2017 2-2-2

Projects that will be executed as a result of the fiscal year 2017 work plan include the following:

 Dredging projects –

            Michigan –

            Inland Route, Mich.                                                     $615,000

Little Lake Harbor, Mich.                                            $540,000

Leland Harbor, Mich.                                                  $500,000  

Wisconsin –

Saxon Harbor, Wis.                                                     $575,000 


Repair, replacement or construction projects –


Operations and Maintenance

                        Michigan –

Portage Lake Harbor, Mich.                           $6.2 million

St. Marys River, Soo Locks, Mich.                  $3.7 million

Grand Haven Harbor, Mich.                            $500,000

Wisconsin –

                                    Milwaukee Harbor, Wis.                                  $2.3 million

                                    Saxon Harbor, Wis.                                         $800,000

                                    Two Rivers Harbor, Wis.                                 $500,000



                        N. Wisconsin Environmental Infrastructure                             $50,000

                        Oakland County, Mich., Environmental Infrastructure            $100,000

Studies --

Saginaw River Deepening, Mich.                                                         $100,000




Lynn Rose
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Release no. 17-011