Port and Waterway Projects Receive Boost from Infrastructure Law

The Biden Administration recently announced $14 billion for fiscal year 2022 port and waterway infrastructure projects. The funds come from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), and other sources, with more than $1 billion designated for projects that benefit Wisconsin.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) includes the following projects in its 2022 work plans:

North/Northwest Wisconsin

  • $350,000 for River Falls’ Kinnickinnic River Restoration to complete feasibility study (Pierce County)
  • $5.31 million for Arcadia to initiate construction (Trempealeau County)
  • $625,000 for the City of Bayfield’s Apostle Islands Marina Breakwall Restoration Project (Bayfield County)
  • $1.935 million for the Red Cliff Band wastewater treatment (Bayfield County)
  • $1.3 million for the Red Cliff Band water supply system (Bayfield County)
  • $450,000 for the City of Superior’s Hill Avenue Interceptor Rehabilitation Project (Douglas County)

Northeast Wisconsin

  • $500,000 for dredging on the Big Suamico River (Brown County)
  • $50,000 for Central Brown County Water Authority to complete feasibility study (Brown County)
  • $19.166 million for Algoma Harbor to repair south breakwater (Kewaunee County)
  • $1.5 million for Menasha Dam repairs on the Fox River (Winnebago County)

Southeast Wisconsin

  • $75,000 for Kenosha to complete feasibility studies on the South Branch Pike River (Kenosha County)


  • $830 million for the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program to modernize locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River
  • $225.8 million for the Brandon Road Project in Illinois to prevent Asian Carp from reaching the Great Lakes

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