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Levin, Stabenow announce more than $5 million in Army Corps of Engineers funding

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 20, 2009: U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow, both D-Mich., announced $5,325,000 in additional American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for Army Corps of Engineers projects across Michigan. The Army Corps of Engineers initially allocated $24 million to Michigan projects in April. The Michigan delegation has worked with the Corps to reprogram additional funding to Michigan projects.

“I’m glad that the Army Corps of Engineers has begun to take steps to help boost their allocation of stimulus funds to Michigan,” Levin said. “Congress allocated these funds to address critical needs in water infrastructure, and I believe Michigan deserves more. I will continue to seek more allocations that strengthen our infrastructure and create job opportunities.”

“We will keep fighting for additional funds for infrastructure improvements in our communities,” said Stabenow. “The Army Corps of Engineers projects announced today are important investments for the future of commerce and jobs in Michigan.”

Oakland County: $375,000 for the design and construction of the Red Run Drain Shoal Removal and Bank Stabilization project; and $75,000 for video inspection of sewer transmission lines.

Inland Route: $500,000 to perform critical repairs to the Crooked River lock to maintain safe navigation at the Inland Route project, which is a series of interconnected lakes, streams and rivers extending from Conway near Lake Michigan to Cheboygam on Lake Huron.

Les Cheneaux Islands: $500,000 to improve the functionality of the channel at Les Cheneaux Islands.

Monroe Harbor: $500,000 to dredge the navigation channel at Monroe Harbor. Several companies rely on this harbor, including the Detroit Edison Company.

For more information, visit:  www.usace.army.mil/recovery.








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