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St. Louis awarded nearly $8M for infrastructure improvements near downtown

The Trump administration has awarded St. Louis with nearly $8 million to go toward infrastructure improvements.



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The funds are part of the administration’s $1 billion investment in American infrastructure through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program.

“This Administration is making significant investments in infrastructure, and this $1 billion in BUILD grants will repair, rebuild, and revitalize transportation systems across America,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

BUILD funding supports roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports or intermodal transportation, according to a news release. Since 2017, the administration has awarded nearly $4 billion in BUILD grants to improve America’s infrastructure.

St. Louis will receive $7.95 million for the Jefferson Avenue and 20th Street Revitalization Project, according to the release.

The project will improve two miles of Jefferson Avenue between Market Street and Natural Bridge Avenue. The project

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Ruthlawn Elementary awarded $1M by School Building Authority for improvements | Education

Ruthlawn Elementary will get an indoor sprinkler system, upgrade its fire alarms, eliminate two trailer classrooms and add a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) hub after a vote Monday by the West Virginia School Building Authority’s board.

The board voted to provide Kanawha County with $1 million, atop the school system’s own contribution of about $338,000, to complete the project.

The two trailers serve pre-kindergarteners and kindergarteners. The money will add two classrooms to the school, not only eliminating the need for the portable classrooms but also adding STEM “Exploratorium” spaces, such as ones at two other Kanawha elementaries.

The county should be ready to begin soliciting bids from contractors in the spring, with construction expected to take 18 months, according to a schools spokesperson.

SBA board members also chose, in a voice vote with no one dissenting, to dole out $3.7 million more to six other counties. The

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