Graves Announces INFRA Grant for Improve I-70 Project

January 25, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced that the Improve I-70 Project has received a nearly $93 million INFRA (Infrastructure for Rebuilding America) Grant.

The $92.88 million grant will fund three segments of the larger program to reconstruct 191 miles of I-70 across Missouri. The scope of the project includes reconstruction of Segment A (Blue Springs to Odessa), Segment D (Route 63 to Route 54), Segment F (Warrenton to I-64), including new truck parking facilities and truck parking information systems, ITS additions, and other enhancements such as broadband infrastructure and smart work zone information systems.

“Securing this INFRA Grant will be incredibly helpful in fully improving I-70,” Graves said. “This is a highly competitive grant that was established in the FAST Act. We were already able to get the Rocheport Bridge Project rolling with one and I’m thrilled that this funding will help supplement the state funding that was already committed. Congratulations to Governor Parson and MoDOT, who worked hard to secure this funding and whose foresight ensures that I-70 will be used easily and more efficiently by Missourians and the Nation for years to come.”

Graves previously secured an $81 million INFRA Grant in 2019 to replace the Rocheport Bridge on I-70. The INFRA Grant program was established in 2016 by the FAST Act, a long-term transportation bill which Graves authored.