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USACE's New Soo Lock 2021 Construction Under Way

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New Lock at the Soo project is on schedule as construction resumed on phase one and is initiated on phase two. Trade West Construction Inc. and joint venture Kokosing-Alberici began moving equipment to the site in April....


USACE Begins $1B Soo Lock Project

Iron ore-carrying vessels don't do rapids, particularly when heading upstream. To get around them, structures called "locks" are built — sort of stairs for boats. Vessels float into one end, entry gates are closed and the level of water inside the lock is raised or lowered to match the level outside the gates at the other end....


USACE Announces New Lock at 'The Soo' Construction Set to Begin

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Detroit District, announced that the New Lock at the Soo project is on schedule as construction for phase one of the project is under way. Trade West Construction Inc....


Soo Locks to Close for Winter to Allow Crews to Tackle Maintenance Work

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) The Great Lakes navigational locks at Sault Ste. Marie closed for the winter season Jan. 15, enabling the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to handle a variety of maintenance projects....


Great Lakes States Renew Push for Lock at Critical Point

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Officials from Great Lakes states are making a renewed push to win approval of a long stalled proposal for adding a new lock to the Soo Locks complex, a critical chokepoint that connects Lake Superior to the lower Great Lakes....






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