Tennessee Unveils $3.6b 3-Year Transportation Plan

Teneesee Governor Bill Lee and interim DOT Commissioner Joe Galbato unveiled the state’s three-year transportation plan on Thursday,

Source : Gov. Bill Lee

April 8, 2022

Author : Alex Bustillos

The plan features $3.6 billion in infrastructure investments across 58 projects, including 22 highway and bridge projects in “economically distressed and at-risk counties.”

“Investing in infrastructure is an important part of driving economic opportunity throughout our state,” Governor Lee said in a press release. “In addition to core transportation program funding, we’ve added $519 million in General Fund dollars for new transportation investments supporting job creation in Tennessee.”

The plan includes 34 repair and replacement of bridges, including nine on the state highway system and 25 on local roads.

In fiscal year 2023, construction on several “critical transportation projects” will begin, including:

  • Knox - Blount Counties, Relocated Alcoa Highway (SR 115/US 129)
  • Hamilton County, I-75 Interchange Modification at Hamilton Place Mall
  • Davidson County, Nolensville Pike from Old Hickory Boulevard to Mill Creek (SR 11/US 31A)
  • Trousdale County, North of SR 10 to near Cedar Bluff Road Intersection (SR 141)
  • Benton County, Camden Bypass to Tennessee River (SR 1/US 70)
  • Haywood County, SR 194 (Blue Oval City)

The plan also includes partial agendas for 2024 and 2025 including rail, waterway and aviation projects. 

The full plan is viewable on the Tennessee Department of Transportation website.

Category : Department of Transportation Investment in Infrastructure State Government Bridges Freeways and Highways Public Works

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