Michigan’s congressional delegation is getting ready to fight for a big piece of federal spending on infrastructure. They want roughly $1 billion to upgrade the shipping lanes of the Soo Locks.
“There’s been no comprehensive improvement in the locks in over 50 years, and we are concerned we are on borrowed time,” said Senator Debbie Stabenow.
The locks in Sault Sainte Marie don’t have enough room to handle modern, larger ships. The locks also have a lot of aging components.