JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Five infrastructure improvement projects that increase safety, minimize congestion, support efficient freight movement, and promote economic development in Missouri are now possible as a result of more than $90 million in federal grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The grants were awarded through the department’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program, which is allocated for nationally and regionally significant projects.
The five projects selected by the USDOT in the competitive process are the following:
- $25 million for the Buck O’Neil Bridge over the Missouri River in Kansas City
- $25 million for the Bella Vista Bypass (I-49) in McDonald County
- $19.8 million for the SEMO Port
- $10.4 million for the City of Maryville’s South Main Corridor Improvement Project
- $10+ million for the Sedalia Railroad Spur
“This is a great example of federal, state, and local partners working together for a better Missouri,” said Governor Mike Parson.