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Port Infrastructure & Development

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The opening of Olmsted will represent true modernization on the inland waterways and will provide reliability and operational consistency that commercial carriers and shippers have waited a long time for.

– Deb Calhoun,

Senior Vice President, Waterways Council, Inc.

funding and policy shifts paid off. Work on Olmsted had been plagued by unpredictable and intermittent funding – some- times work was deliberately slowed or delayed because of money issues. Once predictability was set, the project’s sched- ule smoothed out. Since the 2012 PACR, the Corps points out that Olmsted has stayed within the time and budget constraints of this critical reset. The PACR ceiling was $3,099,000,000.

The 2016 total estimated cost: $3,059,266,000.

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