Congressman Sam Graves, incoming Ranking Member for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced December 6 that the City of Maryville has received a Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grant or BUILD grant.

The City of Maryville will receive a $10.4 million BUILD grant for its South Main Corridor Improvement Project.

“I am thrilled that this rural project has received a BUILD grant. This is a great program that really represents our renewed focus on infrastructure, specifically in the rural areas and this project is a perfect example of that,” Graves said.

“The South Main Corridor Improvement Project will improve safety, decrease gridlock and provide a beautiful new corridor through Maryville. I’m thrilled that city leaders and businesses were forward-thinking in applying for this grant and I look forward to seeing the completed project.”

Additionally, the Buck O’Neil Bridge Project in Kansas City will receive a $25 million BUILD grant.

US Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao informed Graves of the grant awards.

“The Department is committed to following through on the President’s commitment to rebuild our country’s infrastructure by investing in road, rail, transit, and port projects, to strengthen economic growth, increase competitiveness and improve quality of life,” said Chao.

“The Administration’s continued investment in infrastructure promises to stimulate economic investment, improve quality of life and create safe, reliable transportation in our communities.”

Earlier this year, Congress made $1.5 billion available for BUILD Transportation Discretionary grants. Projects for BUILD were evaluated based on merit criteria including safety, economic competitiveness, quality of life, environmental protection, state of good repair, innovation, partnership, and additional non-Federal revenue for future transportation infrastructure investments.