Monday, July 23, 2018

Deputy Governor Henry Announces Transportation Grant for City of Lawrenceburg

Grant to Fund Downtown Revitalization – Phase 2B

Press release

Tennessee Deputy Governor Jim Henry announced today the award of a $599,044 Transportation Alternative Grant to the city of Lawrenceburg for Downtown Revitalization – Phase 2B.

This project includes reconstruction of sidewalks along North Military Street, from the Crockett Theater to the intersection of Deller Street and Depot Street. Additional improvements include ADA upgrades, crosswalks, pedestrian lighting and landscaping.

“The city of Lawrenceburg is committed to providing safe pedestrian and bicyclist facilities for its residents and linking critical economic, residential, and recreational areas,” Henry said. “Projects like this enhance the lives of Tennesseans and make our communities more livable. I’m pleased the state can assist.”

The transportation alternative grant is made possible through a federally funded program formerly known as transportation enhancement, and is administered by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

“Through these grants, TDOT has funded more than $372 million in non-traditional transportation projects,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer.  “This program has assisted communities all over the state in their efforts to revitalize downtowns, highlight historic areas, provide alternative means of transportation, and increase opportunities for economic development.”

A variety of activities, such as the restoration of historic facilities, bike and pedestrian trails, landscaping and other non-traditional transportation projects, are eligible for grant funds under the federal program.

Sen. Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald) and Rep. Barry Doss (R-Leoma) represent Lawrence County in the Tennessee General Assembly.




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