USDA grants loan to city of Negaunee


NEGAUNEE, Michigan (WLUC) – The United States Department of Agriculture has awarded money to five UP projects with the recently passed Federal Infrastructure Act that awarded $ 5.2 billion to 46 states and Puerto Rico.

The five UP infrastructure projects that benefit from this plan are:

– A $ 3 million grant to the Torch Lake Area Sewage Authority in Houghton County to add lagoons and improve lagoon equipment.

– $ 1.2 million grant to Carp Lake Township, Ontonagon County, to replace more than three kilometers of sewer lines and replace the elevator.

-Ontonagon County Rural Electrification Association will use a loan of $ 8,285,000 to connect 162 consumers and build and improve 92 miles of line.

– $ 732,000 for the modernization of the Sagola and Channing ski lift stations in Dickinson County and Sagola Township.

-Subsidy of $ 5.5 million to the Town of Negaunee for the improvement of the water system.

Nate Heffron, City Manager of Negaunee, explained what the first phase of the project will look like.

“We’ll be looking at the new parts and the older parts of the community,” Heffron said. “We will send a map to residents so they can see what areas will be affected and how that can affect parking and other types of issues that people may have during these types of projects.”

The town of Negaunee will use the money to improve its water systems which are 50 years old or older.

The project is expected to start in spring 2022.

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