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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Blunt-Backed Missouri Infrastructure Projects Set to Receive Major Investment from Delta Regional Authority
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today announced that the Delta Regional Authority will invest $1.25 million to enhance the New Bourbon Port and repair damage to the Ste. Genevieve Levee District II levee caused by last year’s flooding. Blunt was instrumental in securing resources for the projects, which will improve flood control infrastructure to protect families and small businesses, and support economic growth in Ste. Genevieve and Perry Counties.
“Last year’s flooding devastated families and communities in southeast Missouri,” Blunt said. “I’m glad that the Delta Regional Authority is moving forward with investments that will continue the recovery effort, better protect Missourians, and enhance economic growth in Ste. Genevieve and Perry Counties. I’ve been proud to back the Delta Regional Authority’s efforts in our state, and will continue working to ensure it has the resources it needs to improve our critical infrastructure.”
In January, Blunt visited areas affected by flooding to assess the damage and recovery needs. Blunt fought for new resources for Missouri’s small ports in last year’s omnibus appropriations bill, which was signed into law in December.