Dredging part of the Sunset Marina improvement project

The Rock Island City Council has approved $3.6 million in funding for the much-needed Sunset Marina improvements, including dredging, replacement of a primary dock and electrical upgrades.

Photo courtesy of the City of Rock Island

Funding includes $1,422,284 from a FEMA grant, $800,000 from ARPA funds and $1.4 million from a city inter-fund loan.

Sunset Marina in Rock Island, Illinois is the largest natural marina in the upper Mississippi,” said Mayor Mike Thoms. “The City of Rock Island along with the Corp Of Engineers are investing in this beautiful amenity in the city, along with helping the economy and job creation within the City.”

Separately, $1 million was awarded by the federal government to the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the entrance to the marina.

The funding was jointly announced by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill and Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill as part of several Congressionally Directed Spending requests passed in March.