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Funding is on top of $857 million for Montgomery Lock and Dam announced in January

Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced $77 million in federal funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for design work and construction on the Emsworth Lock and Dam, part of the Upper Ohio Navigation system. Once construction is complete, large cargo ships will be able to move through the Emsworth Lock and Dam system more reliably and efficiently, relieving landside congestion and facilitating timely delivery of goods. The funding is in addition to the $857 million for the Montgomery Lock and Dam announced in January 2022.

“Southwestern Pennsylvania’s inland waterways play a vital role in moving commerce, creating and sustaining jobs and spurring economic growth throughout the region,” said Senator Casey. “Thanks to the infrastructure law, the Army Corps of Engineers will be able to begin construction on two vital lock and dam systems on the Upper Ohio river. This investment will help strengthen our domestic supply chain and ensure that shippers can reliably deliver and take cargo from Pittsburgh to the rest of the world.”