Thursday, June 25, 2009

Local Locks and Dams to be fixed with Stimulus

After years of postponements, stimulus money allotted for the American Recovery and Investment Act will go toward fixing a river wall at the Monongahela River Locks and Dam in Charleroi. The National Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh Project Manager Jeff Fritz says the $17.5 million will be invested in fixing the river wall over the next two years, employing 204 directly and 230 indirectly. After fixing the river wall, Fritz says there will be two more phases to ultimately build two new locks to replace the old ones at the Locks and Dam. The stimulus money is a great aid and catalyst to the project, and Fritz says the Charleroi-based site is grateful to receive it.

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