Duluth Seaway Port Authority to Receive $10,500,000 in Grant Money for Improvement of Port of Duluth

February 11, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) announced that the United States Department of Transportation has allocated a $10,500,000 grant to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority for the rehabilitation of the Duluth port.

Of this grant, Congressman Stauber stated, “The Port of Duluth is integral to transporting the food, materials, and other vital goods from northern Minnesota to other parts of the world. By investing in this port, we are ensuring reliable operations for years to come, and continued economic prosperity by extension. During my time as a St. Louis County Commissioner, I was appointed to serve on the board of the Port Authority, so I know the economic importance of a viable port and am proud to have helped secure this grant in my current role as Congressman. I thank Secretary Chao for listening and taking action to help Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District.”

Secretary of Transportation, Elaine L. Chao stated, “Our ports are an integral component of our Nation’s economic success. As the Administration continues to invest in America’s infrastructure, this program will further modernize and improve the efficiency of our waterways.”

The project will construct a rail-served warehouse and rehabilitate 1,775 linear feet of failing wharf walls at berths 10 and 11 inside the port. The rehabilitation work includes new sheet pile, tie-backs, bollards, earth work to tie the structure to the existing deck surface and storm water management features. 

In September of 2019, Congressman Stauber sent a letter to Secretary Chao, requesting grant funding for the Port of Duluth. Read the letter, HERE.