A construction project designed to significantly improve Lac LaBelle State Harbor in Keweenaw County has been delayed and will not be complete until mid-August, the Department of Natural Resources said today.

“The target date of completion has been revised from July 14 to Aug. 18,” said DNR Parks and Recreation Division Regional Field Planner Keith Cheli. “We appreciate patience and cooperation from the public as we work to finish the project, which will greatly improve public boating opportunities at Lac LaBelle and Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Bay.”

The existing boat launch at Lac LaBelle will remain open for public use while the harbor improvement project continues. Boaters using the launch ramp should expect to use a temporary access site and temporary vehicular maneuvering lanes. Public parking at the site will also be limited.

The improvement project at Lac LaBelle State Harbor is financed through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Boating Infrastructure Grant Program and the Michigan State Waterways Fund. The Michigan State Waterways Fund is a restricted fund derived from boat registration fees and the Michigan marine fuel tax, which is used for the construction, operation and maintenance of recreational boating facilities, harbors and inland waterways.

For more information or updates about this project, contact Keith Cheli at 231-627-4632. To locate public boating access sites in Michigan, go online to www.mcgi.state.mi.us/MRBIS.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

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