KC District Will Get $270 Million From Infrastructure Law

The Kansas City Engineer District received significant funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to make repairs to river training structures on the Missouri River damaged over the years, particularly in the floods of 2019.

“I’m pleased to share that there is positive movement on Missouri River repairs to training structures,” said Col. Travis Rayfield, commander of the Kansas City District. “The district anticipates receiving over $270 million within the district footprint alone.”

The funds will allow the Corps to repair structures of the Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project (BSNP) that provide for the self-scouring ability of the Missouri River as well as structures that stabilize the channel.

The Corps will award more repair contracts this year to target both BSNP and side-channel chute projects with the intent to have all structures repaired by December 2025. This timeline is primarily driven by the limitations of available contractors to perform the work and the supply of rock to place on structures, the district said.

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“The forecasted drought and remaining damaged structures may result in navigation challenges in 2022,” the district said in the announcement. “(The Corps) will seek to minimize those challenges by listening to our partners and responding quickly.”