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Wayne County receives more than $1.4 million to repair flood damaged roads


Wayne County will receive over $1.4 million in grant money to repair flood damaged roads.

US Transportation Secy. Ray LaHood announced more than $10.7 million in grants for Missouri on Wednesday, to fund a number of highway repair projects.

"Investments like these are immediate and long-lasting and will help create jobs," said Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) invited states to apply in June for federal funding from 14 grant programs.


  • Rehabilitating I-70 Westbound Bridge over Missouri River in St. Louis/St. Charles Counties $3,750,000
  • Building a pedestrian bridge for the "City + The Arch + The River" project in over the Mississippi $2,000,000
  • Repairing flood damage in the Bird Point/New Madrid Floodway on Route T in Wayne County $1,410,000
  • Building 60 new truck parking spaces on I-70 near Mineola (and other sites) $1,000,000
  • Conducting a transportation analysis along the US 71 Corridor to explore transportation alternatives, including transit $652,200
  • Installing signage and road arrows along the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway to encourage usage and linkages with residential neighborhoods $641,990
  • Expanding support services for disadvantaged business enterprises, including business coaching, networking opportunities, technical assistance and training $407,400
  • Constructing a bridge using prefabricated technology on Cart Road over tributary to Brush Creek $300,000
  • Closing the Chicago Hub MFA Industrial Crossing in Syracuse for safety and to minimize train-vehicle collisions $150,000
  • Installing protective devices and other upgrades to Chicago Hub Rogers Road Crossing $150,000
  • Closing the Chicago Hub County Road 1971 Crossing in Strasburg to improve safety $120,000
  • Paving of Lewis County-Canton Ferry Landing for weather resistance $80,000
  • Closing the Chicago Hub Oak Street Crossing in Centertown to improve safety $60,000
  • Restoring the Union Covered Bridge in Monroe County $2,583.

According to information in a press release, Congress created the discretionary grant programs to give FHWA the latitude to support projects that maintain the nation's roads and bridges, improve roadway safety and make communities more livable.

A complete state-by-state list of this year's grant recipients is available online.

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