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Missouri River Terminal project nabs $10M federal grant

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Posted at 3:46 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 16:46:30-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, transportation project received some good news Friday.

Port KC’s Missouri River Terminal project was awarded a $9.88 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop freight and transportation infrastructure.

“This grant is a real signal that Port KC’s commitment and vision to reclaim and revitalize the Blue River Industrial Corridor is important,” Port KC Board Chair Phil Glynn said in a news release. “We now can move forward with building the critical infrastructure needed to develop a freight and transportation hub. The Missouri River Terminal will catalyze quality job growth and truly transform Kansas City for many generations to come.”

The grant will go toward preventative flooding maintenance, environmental remediation, site design, land acquisition and some pavement and rail access development, according to Port KC.