Senator Tony Luetkemeyer: Parkville Road Improvements Included in Governor’s Infrastructure Effort

Parkville Road Improvements Included in Governor’s Infrastructure Effort

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer, R-Parkville, is pleased to announce the city of Parkville will receive $400,000 in state funding for road improvements as part of a $50 million cost-share program proposed by the governor and approved by the Legislature in 2019. The money will fund vehicular and pedestrian improvements at the intersection of Route 9 and 6th Street.

“I supported the governor’s infrastructure funding proposal because I knew it was right for Missouri,” Sen. Luetkemeyer said. “It’s especially gratifying to see that some of the resources the Legislature allocated will directly benefit the citizens of my district. This money will go a long way to improving transportation access in Platte County.”

The $50 million cost-share program approved in 2019 is part of a larger transportation effort that could eventually put more than $300 million to work improving roads and bridges in Missouri. The program matches up to 50 percent of the cost of approved projects.

The Parkville project was one of 20 selected from among 48 applications for state funding through the cost-share program. Final approval by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is expected in January.

For more information about Sen. Luetkemeyer, visit www.senate.mo.gov/mem34.

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