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Federal Infrastructure money headed to Missouri for a new lock and dam on the Mississippi River

The U.S. Army Corps says it will spend $732 million to expand a lock and dam system in Missouri.   

The expansion will help barges more efficiently transport millions of tons of corn, soybeans, and other goods along the Mississippi River. 

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports the lock expansion was part of the Biden administration’s broader announcement that the Army Corps will have $14 billion from the infrastructure bill and other sources for improving navigation on major waterways like the Mississippi.  

A second lock will be built next to the one that already exists in Winfield, Missouri. 

That new Lincoln County lock will allow for two-way traffic and will be bigger than the current one.

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