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Red Wing and Wabasha Port Project Grants

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, seven port development projects that support efficient, reliable freight movement on Minnesota’s waterways have been selected to receive a total of $18.1 million in grants, including three port projects in SE Minnesota.

·       Red Wing Port Authority ($900,000) – Repair concrete deck, timbers, steel columns and other portions of Little River Bulkhead. Total project cost is $1.2 million.

·       Red Wing Port Authority ($1.7 million) – Construct four new mooring clusters for staging of fully laden grain barges. Total project cost is $2.2 million.

·       Wabasha Port Authority ($890,000) – Establish a new barge terminal facility, including access road, sheet pile dock face, steel pile pipe clusters, truck scale and field office. Total project cost is $4.3 million.

·       Port Authority of Winona ($2.2 million) – Infrastructure and accessibility improvements along the Levee Park dock wall, street and pathway realignments, removal of abandoned railroad tracks necessary for river cruise passengers to safely disembark and embark river vessels.

The funding comes from the competitive Port Development Assistance Program. The funding also leverages $8.8 million in local and private funding, for a total construction program of $26.9 million.

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