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U.S. House approves authorization for replacement Soo Lock

Melissa Nann Burke, The Detroit News

The U.S. House voted Thursday to approve legislation including authorization for $922.4 million to build a large replacement lock at the Upper Peninsula’s Soo Locks.

The water-infrastructure bill, which passed on a voice vote, next heads to the U.S. Senate, where its passage and the president’s signature would be the first concrete step in decades toward building the new lock. 

Lawmakers said funding will still need to be appropriated next spending cycle.  

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