$10.5 Million for Infrastructure Upgrades

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Arkansas Senators Tom Cotton and John Boozman, along with U.S. Arkansas Representatives Rick Crawford and Bruce Westerman, announced that the Southeast Arkansas and Northeast Louisiana Multimodal Freight Corridor project has been awarded $10.5 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The funds were awarded to the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District on a competitive basis from DOT’s Improvement Project Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program.

The funds will be used to modernize and improve rail safety infrastructure along the freight corridor-which runs from McGehee, AR to Tallulah, LA-while also improving the regional connectivity of three inland waterway ports. This grant will provide the necessary funds to improve the connectivity and efficiency of their rail systems and inland waterways.      MORE

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