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Port Development Assistance Program


Port Development Assistance projects

2023 Twin Cities area projects 

  • St. Paul Port Authority ($4.0 million): Construction of new silos to increase cement storage; structural, electrical & mechanical system upgrades to support material transfer on site; safety upgrades to existing walkways and guard rails systems. Total project cost is $5.7 million. 
  • St. Paul Port Authority ($800,000): Replacement and addition of mooring couplings/bollards, new guardrail w/silt fence panels, mechanical upgrades. Total project cost is $1.1 million. 

2023 Greater Minnesota projects 

  • Duluth Seaway Port Authority ($7.57 million): Hazardous materials abatement; demolition of existing buildings, including dilapidated grain elevators; recycle concrete from demolition for reuse onsite; deck and access road restoration; installation of utilities to create 4-acre laydown area. Total project cost is $9.5 million. 
  • 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): Establishes 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 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. Total project cost is $2.8 million.