Detroit Corps office receives more than $79 million in recently approved Work Plan

Published June 11, 2018

DETROIT—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District announces additions to its fiscal year 2018 program based on the recently approved Work Plan. This additional $79 million will be used in 2018 to repair breakwaters, dredge harbors and complete various projects and studies throughout the Great Lakes.

The Detroit District’s work plan increase of $79 million includes 21 dredging projects and four repair, replacement, or construction projects. Significant funding will be applied to the Soo Locks to help further asset renewal projects and the major rehabilitation of key components of the MacArthur and Poe Locks.  In addition, the work plan includes design funding for two environmental projects.

"These Work Plan funds will help address critical asset renewal and major rehabilitation projects at the Soo Locks facility, and also address numerous dredging needs around 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. Dennis Sugrue, 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 2018 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Act as contained in the 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act.  The Corps developed an allocation plan for high priority work packages based on the criteria established by Congress.

Detroit District projects that will be executed as a result of the fiscal year 2018 work plan include the following

Dredging projects –

Michigan –

               Arcadia Harbor, Mich.                                                 $225,000

AuSable Harbor, Mich.                                                $420,000

Big Bay Harbor, Mich.                                                 $250,000  

Bolles Harbor, Mich.                                                   $265,000

Caseville Harbor, Mich.                                               $325,000

Channels in Lake St. Clair, Mich.                                $1,000,000

Frankfort Harbor, Mich.                                               $400,000

Keweenaw Waterway, Mich.                                       $925,000

Lexington Harbor, Mich.                                              $270,000

New Buffalo Harbor, Mich.                                          $275,000

Ontonagon Harbor, Mich.                                            $1,500,000

Pentwater Harbor, Mich.                                              $265,000

Port Sanilac Harbor, Mich.                                           $225,000

Rouge River, Mich.                                                      $800,000

Saugatuck Harbor, Mich.                                             $375,000

South Haven Harbor, Mich.                                         $365,000

White Lake Harbor, Mich.                                            $305,000

Whitefish Point Harbor, Mich.                                      $305,000

Wisconsin –

Milwaukee Harbor, Wis.                                              $1,000,000  

Sturgeon Bay Harbor, Wis.                                          $800,000

Two Rivers Harbor, Wis.                                             $1,050,000


Repair, replacement or construction projects –

            Operations and Maintenance

                        Michigan -

St. Marys River, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.                     $7,845,000

(Asset renewal and hydropower projects)

Minnesota –

Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minn.                                    $500,000

Two Harbors, Minn.                                                    $250,000

Wisconsin –

                  Ashland, Wis.                                                                        $450,000

                 Cornucopia, Wis. (engineering & design)                              $200,000          


                        N. Wisconsin Environmental Infrastructure                            $650,000

                        Northeast Minnesota Environmental Infrastructure                $ 50,000

                        Oakland County, Mich., Environmental Infrastructure            $600,000

          Soo Locks major rehabilitation, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.         $57,580,000





Lynn Rose

Release no. 18-037