SAULT STE. MARIE — The Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a construction contract to repair the MacArthur Locks at the Soo Locks.

The $2.8 Million was awarded to Morrish-Wallace Construction, Inc. and Ryba Marine Construction, and will be used to replace embedded anchorages. The work will be performed from January to mid-March 2018, during the annual winter maintenance shutdown of the Soo Locks.

“This is an important investment that will help buy down risk on the aging MacArthur Lock,” said Lt.
Col. Dennis Sugrue, district engineer.

The MacArthur Lock was built in 1943.