Governor & Commissioner Identify Transportation Projects in TDOT’s Region Three for Funding
Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 05:35am
NASHVILLE— Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today released the three-year transportation program, which includes the completion of several major strategic corridor projects and the state’s Better Bridges bonding program. The three year program includes $1.7 billion for highways and bridges to fund more than 152 individual project phases in 59 Tennessee counties. The proposal, which has been presented to the Tennessee General Assembly, includes significant highway and bridge projects in TDOT’s Region Three.
“A quality transportation system is vital to the continued growth of the state’s economy and increasing job opportunities for our residents,” said Governor Haslam. “The commissioner and I believe this three-year program balances the needs of communities across the state and makes solid investments in Tennessee’s infrastructure.”
TDOT’s Region Three includes the 26 counties of Bedford, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Perry, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Wayne, Williamson and Wilson counties.
“Taking a multi-modal approach to transportation planning allows TDOT to be responsive to the citizens of this state, tailoring projects to provide the greatest benefits in both our urban and rural areas,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “The department will address a number of needs through this three-year program, including congestion relief, improving access to communities, and the replacement or repair of dozens of aging bridges.”
Transportation projects in TDOT’s Region 3 will be funded through TDOT’s state and federal aid programs. Several projects to relieve congestion in Nashville and surrounding areas include widening I-65 from Trinity Lane to Dickerson Road, widening I-40 from State Route 171 to State Route 109 in Wilson County, and the preliminary engineering for the reconstruction of the State Route 99 interchange on I-65 in Maury County. In Clarksville, funding will go toward widening a three-mile section of U.S. 41-A. The remaining projects to widen U.S. 64 through Lawrence County in southern-middle Tennessee and the SR-840 project will also be completed through funding from this three-year program.
In addition to the highway projects listed above, the rehabilitation of the Cordell Hull Bridge in Smith County is funded through TDOT’s Better Bridges Program. 24 bridge repair or replacement projects in Region Three in this three-year multimodal program are funded through the final year of the Better Bridges bond program.
To view a complete list of projects and programs funded through the 2011-2014 three-year multimodal program visit http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/mediaroom/documents.htm. Video and audio clips with TDOT Commissioner Schroer regarding the three-year program are also available for download at http://www.youtube.com/user/TDOTnews and http://www.tn.gov/tdot/mediaroom/audio.htm. Project photos are available at http://www.flicker.com/photos/tndot/.
For more information:
TDOT Public Information Manager