Duluth Seaway Port Authority Gets $2.3 Million for Project

Project Will Include a Storage Facility
Courtesy: Duluth Shipping News

DULUTH, Minn.-The Duluth Seaway Port Authority has received $2.3 million from the Minnesota Department of Transportation for a new expansion.

The project will provide for additional vessel mooring and storage area at the facility, allow for dredging to full seaway depth, and will stabilize existing failing timber and concrete dockage. The expansion will also help support the recently opened Duluth Intermodal Terminal. The total project cost is expected to come in at $4.4 million.

Three other projects were approved by MnDot today as well, including ones at the St. Paul, Wabasha, and Winona ports.

“One of Minnesota’s strongest assets when it comes to economic development is its infrastructure,” said MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle. “Projects proposed offer us an important opportunity to collaborate with our local partners to help enhance transportation and economic outcomes in Minnesota. The projects selected under this competitive program best demonstrated local government’s willingness to invest in the transportation system and the private sector partners’ commitment to job creation.”

The state’s Lake Superior ports generate $1.3 billion for the state’s economy and support more than 6,200 jobs.

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