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House hastens efforts to build new lock at Sault Ste Marie

Superior Telegram

The Soo Locks’ critical role in the national defense of the United States has prompted the House of Representatives to direct the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to accelerate its project to build a second Poe-sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

According to a news release issued by the Lake Carriers Association, which has long advocated for the new lock:

The Committee on Armed Services report on the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 (HR 5515), which passed the House last week with 351 to 66 votes “urges the commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and all involved executive branch agencies to expedite necessary reviews, analysis and approvals in order to speed the required upgrades at the Soo Locks.”

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