Army Corps to spend $732M on Mississippi River lock upgrade

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps will spend $732 million to expand a congested lock and dam in Missouri.

Federal officials said adding a second lock in Winfield, Missouri, will reduce travel time for barges and allow for two-way traffic.

Funding for the lock’s construction was part of a broader Biden administration announcement Wednesday to provide the Army Corps with $14 billon for infrastructure and environmental restoration projects.

In addition to the lock, the Army Corps will spend $97.1 million to construct a fish passage at another Mississippi River lock and dam.