KAGEN APPLAUDS ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FOR MAKING A SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT IN NORTHEAST WISCONSIN
April 28, 2009
|Washington, DC — Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D. applauds the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their efforts to make our waterways in Northeast Wisconsin safe and prosperous. The United States Army Corps of Engineers today released a listing of Civil Works projects to be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
“We are investing our hard earned tax dollars where they belong – here at home improving our harbors, our rivers and our communities,” said Kagen. “I am proud to join the Army Corps of Engineers once again in making Northeast Wisconsin waterways safer and more prosperous.”
$5 million to repair failed trunion pins at 4 dams; repairs will provide critical infrastructure repairs to remove risk of failure and associated risk to life and property due to trunion pin failure.
$1 million for complete automation of dam gates; reduces time and effort needed to make gate changes; improves service to stakeholders that rely on pool elevation responses; also by contract perform miscellaneous dam safety repairs and upgrades; provides vital improvements to infrastructure of the Fox River system.
STURGEON BAY HARBOR AND LAKE MICHIGAN SHIP CANAL
$1.357 million to perform condition surveys and issue contract for dredging
$7.5 million to construct a permanent repair to the south revetment Section N; Contract will repair these important components of the harbor’s navigation infrastructure.
$1.43 million to perform condition surveys and issue contract for dredging
“Our waterways are the lifeblood of our economy in Northeast Wisconsin. Taking care of these important arteries is good for business, good for our environment and we must continue to care for them as we build a better future for all of us,” said Kagen.
Congressman Kagen has worked with the Army Corps of Engineers to request funding for multiple projects throughout Northeast Wisconsin, including Green Bay, Appleton, Sturgeon Bay, Kewaunee, Algoma, Oconto and Pensaukee.