U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Spend Plans Advance Inland Waterways Construction ProjectsView PDF
January 19, 2022
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS SPEND PLANS ADVANCE INLAND WATERWAYS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its spend plans outlining the specific inland waterways projects that were allocated funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Infrastructure Package).
Specifically, the spend plans will fund the following inland navigation construction projects at $2.22 billion:
• Kentucky Lock (Tennessee River): $465.49 million (funded to completion)
• Montgomery Lock (Ohio River): $857.71 million (funded to completion)
• Lock and Dam 25 (Upper Mississippi River) (Navigation & Ecosystem Sustainability Program (NESP): $732 million (funded to completion)
• Three Rivers (Arkansas River): $109.15 million (spend plan summary lists this as funded to completion, but the project is authorized for $184.39 million)
• T.J. O’Brien Lock and Dam (Illinois Waterway), (Major Rehabilitation): $52.52 million (funded to completion)
Additionally, as part of NESP’s ecosystem restoration component, a fish passage at Lock 22 is funded at $97.10 million to complete the design and to initiate construction.
WCI President/CEO Tracy Zea said, “Today’s release of inland waterways infrastructure funds will not only advance the inland waterways construction portfolio but also create thousands of skilled jobs for America’s building trades, make American farmers more competitive, and promote energy security. WCI thanks its members and supporters on Capitol Hill, who helped to push this funding over the goal line.”