The Louisville division of the Army Corps of Engineers will receive $37 million from the federal stimulus package.
The money will go to projects such as greenways in southern Indiana and repairs to locks and dams along the Ohio River.
Corps spokesperson Carol Labashosky says some of the lock and dam systems in the region need urgent repairs.
“By not replacing the nuts and bolts of navigation projects you risk emergency lock closures to do a quick repair which cost a lot of money and a lot of time,” she says.
Labashosky says many of the projects receiving stimulus money are already in progress and need extra funds to bring on more contractors to finish the job.