$18.5M awarded to fund transportation projects

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Governor Phil Bredesen announced Wednesday an award given to the Tennessee Department of Transportation to fund projects across the state.

The award amounts to $18,536,915 in transportation grants for 34 communities and the Department of Tourism.

The grants are made possible through the Enhancement Grant Program, administered by TDOT.

Activities such as the restoration of historic facilities, bike and pedestrian trails, landscaping, and other non-traditional transportation projects are eligible for grant funds through the program.

“The Enhancement Grant Program provides an opportunity for the state to work with local agencies to fund projects that enrich Tennessee communities in a variety of ways,” said Gov. Bredesen.

“Many will use these funds to build new sidewalks and bike trails that support healthier lifestyles, while others utilize the program to save historic structures for future generations. All of these are worthwhile projects that truly enhance the quality of life in local communities,” he continued.

In order to qualify for a transportation enhancement grant, a project must relate to surface transportation and qualify as one of the 12 eligible activities as well as be accessible to the public.

For a list of grant recipients, detailed information and releases for each grant please visit TDOT's Web site.

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