Gov. Snyder and Lt. Gov. Calley react to additional federal funding for Soo Locks construction

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2018

Gov. Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley issued the following statements today upon learning that the Army Corps of Engineers submitted an updated work plan for Fiscal Year 2019 that includes funding toward construction of a new lock at the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie: 

Gov. Snyder: 

“New funding being provided for the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with work on the Soo Locks is great news for Michigan and the entire nation. We should all celebrate Congress taking action to fund more projects for the Army Corps and thank the Army Corps for maintaining the Soo Locks as a priority. Now, we need to continue working with the Corps to use Michigan’s $52 million commitment to its fullest potential. We also need to make sure Congress continues to see this work as essential to protecting our nation’s economy and fully funds the construction of a new lock.”

Lt. Gov. Calley: 

“The Army Corps of Engineers has been a great partner with the state in maintaining the Soo Locks to the best of its ability and in working to secure additional funding for the desperately needed new lock. We have seen more movement on this project in the past year than anyone saw in the previous 20 years. Thanks to Gov. Snyder, President Trump, and our partners in the state and federal legislatures, we are finally making significant headway on this vital project. Now we need to do all we can at all levels to keep accelerating this momentum.”