Transportation Secretary Announces $1.5 Billion in Infrastructure Grants

With a mission of revitalizing infrastructure nationwide, Elaine Chao, the U.S. Transportation Secretary, has announced $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding to 91 projects in 49 states and Washington D.C. Five of these projects are in Missouri, and two of them are in Kansas.  

The grants are made through the BUILD program (an acronym for Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development) and were selected based on certain criteria, such as safety, economic competitiveness, quality of life, environmental protection, state of good repair and innovation.

With 851 eligible applications from all 50 states, Washington D.C. and U.S. territories, a total of $10.9 was requested in funding.

Here are the projects in Missouri and Kansas that will receive funding:


  • I-49 Missouri-Arkansas Connector, $25,000,000
  • South Main Corridor Improvement Project, $10,488,088
  • Rail Spur – Sedalia Industrial Park – Existing and New Industrials with Intermodal Capacity, $10,098,105
  • New Buck O’Neil (US 169) Crossing, $25,000,000
  • SEMO Port Loop Track Terminal Project, $19,800,000


  • Vine Street Corridor Project, $6,057,827
  • Interstate 70 and Turner Diagonal Interchange Improvements, $13,843,600.

Read more about all the projects here