Buffalo Outer Harbor is set to get an injection of federal money to update and renovate the infrastructure.

Congressman Brian Higgins announced yesterday that $12 million of Federal Funding will be coming from Washington to help fix the Outer Harbor's infrastructure.

A majority of the 12 million dollars will be used to pay for repairs to the breakwalls to ensure safety for development along the waterfront.

 Higgins commented, "We would not have Buffalo Harbor State Park, we would not have the marina, we would not have Wilkeson Pointe, and we would not have all of the recreational opportunities that are developing along the outer harbor without strong navigational infrastructure."

One of the major issues is a breakwall that hasn't had any major repairs for about sixty years and has a thousand foot gap in it.

Work on the Outer Harbor is expected to start in the spring and  should be completed by 2020.