SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN (Times Free Press) -- With a "right-sizing" attitude at TDOT, the prospect of spending $75 million to $114 million to add traffic lanes up Signal Mountain seems dim.

But for about $10 million, local officials could solve a lot of problems -- from rockfalls to washouts -- on the existing Signal Mountain Boulevard, according to a technical study by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

"For $10 million you could do a lot to improve its safety and reliability," Steve Allen, director of project planning for TDOT, told local transportation planners Tuesday.

Allen made his comments at an informational briefing, with no decisions to be made.

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