This week, Gov. Mike Parson delivered his State of the State Address, highlighting transportation and infrastructure successes over the past year, stating, “I am proud of MoDOT’s hard work to leverage every tax dollar to the fullest to make our transportation system safer for all Missourians.”
He called special attention to Missouri’s award of an $81.2 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
That grant will be used to replace the I-70 Missouri River Bridge at Rocheport and to build I-70 climbing lanes at Mineola Hill in Montgomery County. It also triggered $301 million in bonding revenue to repair or replace 215 bridges across the state.
Building on last year’s progress, Governor Parson again called for key investments in Missouri’s infrastructure, including $4 million in disaster recovery funds and another $50 million for the transportation cost-share program.
Gov. Parson also announced the approval of the Buck O’Neil Bridge project in Kansas City.