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Council votes to upgrade Wilcox Tunnel

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The Chattanooga Council agrees the Wilcox Tunnel could use some upgrades.

The council voted unanimously to apply for a $25 million federal grant that could allow the building of a second tunnel with two lanes and improving the existing tunnel.

The previous council tried for a grant last year, but was not awarded the money.

City transportation officials say the grant would require the city to match $22 million for the work.

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