New Lock project on Schedule

New Lock project on Schedule

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have reported that the New Lock at the Soo project remains on schedule.

Major construction on the project is continuing with phases 2 and 3 this season.

Phase 3 excavation work will include blasting activities.

Phase 1 included deepening the upstream approach to the New Lock from 24 feet to 30 feet deep so modern vessels can approach the New Lock at the Soo. Army Corps of Engineers officials said this phase concluded in August 2022, under budget and ahead of schedule.

Phase 2 includes rehabilitating the upstream approach walls to stabilize the existing approach walls allowing modern vessels to tie up and wait their turn to pass through the New Lock at the Soo. The estimated completion date for Phase 2 is summer 2024.

Phase 3 includes demolishing the existing Sabin Lock, excavation of bedrock, constructing the New Lock at the Soo chamber.

The estimated completion date for Phase 3 is summer 2030.

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