Roseau Flood Control Project Will Move Forward With Stimulus Funds

Apr 28, 2009

(Detroit Lakes , Minn) - U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson announced that the Roseau River East Diversion project has been allocated $4.6 million as part of the Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 

“In a year when the Roseau River reached its 4th highest flood stage, I think this a timely and important decision by the Corps,” Peterson said. “This project is ‘shovel ready’ and they’ve just been waiting for the funds to get construction underway.”

The $4.6 million will be used to construct the railroad bridge, which is one of the first stages of the East Diversion project.

“This is fantastic news for the City of Roseau ,” said Mayor Jeff Pelowski. “This project, once completed, with provide permanent protection for our flood-prone community. On behalf of the citizens, businesses and industry in Roseau , I'd like to thank Senator Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Collin Peterson for their continued hard work on our behalf. This much needed project is now one step closer to becoming a reality.”

Peterson said, “I give a lot of credit to Mayor Jeff Pelowski and Community Development Coordinator Todd Peterson for their advocacy of flood protection in Roseau . Without their work, this project would not be where it’s at today.”