State officially commits $52M to Soo Locks project

LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one step closer to building a new Soo Lock.

In a Wednesday news release, the group said it had signed an agreement with the state that officially committed $52 million in state funds for the new lock in Sault Ste. Marie.

The funding will go toward design and construction work, including deepening the channel. Officials estimate the $52 million combined with $32 million from the corps will speed up the projects completion by a year, saving taxpayers approximately $30 million.

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