The Trump administration has awarded St. Louis with nearly $8 million to go toward infrastructure improvements.
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
St. Louis police have issued summonses to nine protesters for trespassing onto a private street in June during a now-viral incident during which a married couple brandished firearms while standing outside their home.
Police spokesperson Evita Caldwell told The Associated Press on Friday that the protesters were issued the summonses, but the St. Louis City Counselor’s office was still deciding whether to add formal charges.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey drew national attention earlier this year after footage of them pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside of their home went viral.
The couple has since been charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon. Mark McCloskey stood outside the home with an AR-15 rifle, while Patricia McCloskey held a handgun.
About 300 people gathered to protest in the area, with the group