The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission will receive a nearly $13.5 million BUILD grant for the East Locust Creek Reservoir Project. Congressman Sam Graves announced the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grant, or BUILD grant funds had been awarded for the project.
Graves says The East Locust Creek Reservoir Project is highly deserving of this grant as it is critical for the water needs of North Missouri. This funding will help complete many of the transportation improvements needed around the reservoir, bringing the project another step closer to completion.
Utilizing the BUILD grant, Sullivan County will complete a variety of road projects including Highway N relocation below the East Locust Creek Reservoir dam, Highway VV extension to Knob Hill Road, and 4,000 feet of improvements to intersections and turning lanes on Highway 5 for safety. The grant will also be applied to widening and reinforcing gravel roads, many of them currently one lane, around the lake to accommodate the significant increase in traffic in the area.