ST. LOUIS — The ordinance has required St. Charles County to use $10,000,000 of its $39,000,000 from last year’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to repair roads in the neighborhood.
Local governments are allowed to use ARPA funds for infrastructure projects like this one, up to the point where infrastructure revenues have been wiped out by the pandemic. The way the ordinance is set up would also allow municipalities like St. Peters, Ofallon and the City of St. Charles and Wentzville to use 50/50 county funding for their road repairs.
The ordinance said this aggressive initiative would replace over 10,000 concrete slabs and miles of asphalt roads. County Executive Steve Ehlmann said this program is a good use of federal funds because almost everyone uses roads.
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