The St. Louis Regional Freightway’s 2024 Priority Projects List 26 projects totaling $7.2 billion (including $2.8 billion for the new airport terminal). Almost $2.7 billion of those projects are already funded and under construction or partially funded and expected to start construction or design within the next few years, underscoring the ongoing commitment to improving freight infrastructure in the bi-state region. The list, which represents the infrastructure needs of the manufacturing and logistics industries in the Eastern Missouri and Southwestern Illinois area, indicates tremendous progress on a range of projects that will strengthen critical roads, bridges, rail infrastructure, and port and airport facilities across the bi-state St. Louis region.
The Priority Projects List is a valuable tool used by the St. Louis Regional Freightway to align and amplify advocacy for support and funding for critical infrastructure improvements. It is compiled annually by the Freightway’s Freight Development Committee, which is a nationally recognized model of partnership and productive collaboration between the public and private sector across the eight-county area the St. Louis Regional Freightway serves and has driven the success in regional project prioritization. Business and industry leaders work directly with local and state officials and DOT’s to set infrastructure priorities by helping them to understand how infrastructure and efficiency impacts on-time delivery and costs.