KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The bridge situated at I-29 and Waukomis in the metro is among the worst bridges in all the state.
FOX4 discovered it is 1 of four bridges in the metro Missouri Governor Mike Parson plans to switch.
On Wednesday, Parson traded in his jacket for a yellow vest to get a uncommon, up-close take a look at one among Missouri’s worst crumbling bridges.
The bridge is like 250 others. Needing speedy assist throughout Missouri.
State leaders stated it is an issue that’s plagued the world for decades.
“Yearly we wait to do something on infrastructure, Parson stated. The prices go up and the bills are going to be extra. And there shall be less tasks we get to do on the end of the day.”
Parson introduced Wednesday the state will cowl the price to exchange the bridge at I-29 and Waukomis and three others within the metro.
“This region of the state, Kansas City, will get $seventy four million or $72 million of that.”
A choice permitting Kansas Metropolis to reallocate the $72 million to other tasks just like the Buck O’Neil Bridge.
“And for all the municipalities we associate with, it is going to be a great way for us to associate with you to get stuff finished,” Parson stated.
A choice the governor stated it needed for Kansas City to proceed to develop.
“The one factor we all know for positive, if you’d like your small business to broaden. If you would like your city to grow. And you want individuals to return to this state. It’s a must to have infrastructure in place and we have got to face that situation,” Parson stated.
A problem he needs to patch one bridge at a time.
The statewide transportation plan says there are greater than 900 bridges presently in poor situation. All tasks they hope to deal with in the coming years.