Upper Ohio Navigation Project secures $22 million from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted a $22 million Construction New Start award to the Upper Ohio Navigation Project to finish the pre-construction, engineering and design phases of the project and to kickstart its construction. The $1.8 billion endeavor, set to take seven years to complete, will upgrade a series of locks along the Ohio River in Allegheny and Beaver counties, among other infrastructure projects.

Once completed, the Upper Ohio Navigation Project will restore the Emsworth,…