Wicker Welcomes $152 Million in Army Corps, Infrastructure Investments in Mississippi

Projects Funded By Infrastructure Law Supported By Miss. Senator

March 30, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today welcomed the allocation of more than $152 million in funds from the Fiscal Year 2022 and Fiscal Year 2023 Army Corps Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Work Plans for projects in Mississippi. These funding determinations were made possible by the bipartisan infrastructure law, which Wicker supported.

“These projects including water, wastewater, ports, and flood control infrastructure projects from the Army Corps of Engineers are the kind of significant and expansive hard infrastructure investments Mississippi needs,” Wicker said. “I am glad to see the bipartisan infrastructure law is already having a major impact in our state. I look forward to continuing to work with the Corps as they disburse additional funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.”

The Army Corps’ Work Plans include funding allocated from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), otherwise known as the bipartisan infrastructure law, which Senator Wicker helped negotiate. The IIJA has already delivered key investments for other Mississippi infrastructure projects, such as repair and maintenance funds totaling more than $19.8 million for 63 Mississippi airports.

Projects funded by the Army Corps’ Work Plan are listed below.

 Studies: $300,000

  • $300,000 for the Pearl River Flood Control Project

Construction: $117.22 million

  • $77 million for Mississippi Coastal Improvement Program Projects, including:
    • Bayou Cumbest Ecosystem Restoration and Hurricane Storm Damage Reduction
    • Admiral Island Ecosystem Restoration
    • Franklin Creek Ecosystem Restoration
    • Turkey Creek Ecosystem Restoration
    • Dantzler Ecosystem Restoration
    • Waveland Floodproofing
    • $14.05 million for DeSoto County Wastewater Treatment
    • $10.9 million for Mississippi Environmental Infrastructure in Louisville, Marion, Quitman, and Brandon
    • $10.3 million for Jackson County Water Treatment
    • $5 million for City of Jackson Water and Wastewater Improvements

Continuing Authorities Program: $550,000

  • $325,000 for Long Beach Harbor Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project Feasibility Study
  • $25,000 for Lexington Emergency Streambank and Shoreline Protection Project
  • $200,000 for Port of Rosedale Expansion

Operations and Maintenance: $15.3 million

  • $5 million for Biloxi Harbor
  • $4,000 for Claiborne County Port
  • $6.7 million for Gulfport Harbor
  • $200,000 for Yazoo River
  • $3.4 million for Okatibbee Lake
  • $9,000 for Pearl River

Mississippi River & Tributaries: $18.9 million

  • $2.15 million for Arkabutla Lake
  • $2.15 million for Enid Lake
  • $2 million for Greenwood
  • $3.1 million for Grenada Lake
  • $500,000 for Sardis Lake
  • $3 million for Yazoo Backwater Area
  • $6 million for Yazoo City

Read more about Senator Wicker’s support for the bipartisan infrastructure law here.