Business Beyond Borders Event Gives Update on Soo Locks Expansion Project

There was an update on the Soo Locks Expansion Project in Sault Ste. Marie on Wednesday.

It’s an update that was part of the Business Beyond Borders event held at Kewadin casino.

Several speakers talked about how to bridge the gap between the two Soo’s.

Topics ranged from foreign trade to border discussion and the super lock construction.

Phase one of the project will include deepening of the channel for just over a mile northwest of the locks.

There’s a lot of work ahead to coordinate.

“Our goal with the new office being set up here is to manage construction. The other project is to make everybody aware of the progress, make sure all stakeholders are aware and to be transparent so when anything comes up, so it doesn’t catch anybody by surprise,” said U.S. Army Corps Engineers, Mick Aubry.

The corps continues to stress the tremendous impact on the nation if the Soo lock was to be shut down for an extended period of time.