Transportation Secretary Buttigieg kicks off project at Massena’s Eisenhower Lock

MASSENA, New York (WWNY) – Thursday marked a new era for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Lock in Massena as U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg kicked off an $8.4 million project to renovate the visitor’s center there.

“This new visitor center is going to reinvigorate the local economy, create good paying jobs that trap people in the region that can make very important improvements to accessibility. Also, just as significantly, I think it’s going to tell a story that needs to be told about this unique element of our continent’s transportation history,” said Buttigieg.

For 62 years, the Eisenhower Lock has