Number of TN Valley roads, bridges included in TDOT's three-year transportation program
The Tennessee Department of Transportation and Governor Bill Lee have released TDOT's annual three-year transportation program.
The program includes around $2.1 billion in infrastructure investments for over 139 individual project phases, TDOT explained.
It also supports the governor's first Executive Order because it funds work on over 80 projects in economically distressed and at-risk counties.
“Investing in infrastructure is an important part of driving economic opportunity throughout our state,” Gov. Lee said. “This funding, particularly for rural Tennessee, will help to keep Tennesseans safe.”
TDOT says this program places a high emphasis on a number of bridge repairs and replacements.
"The program places a high emphasis on the repair and replacement of bridges, with activities beginning on 91 structures in 44 counties," a TDOT spokesperson explained. "The comprehensive program also continues to build on the progress of the IMPROVE Act, which provides for infrastructure investments in all 95 counties. This year’s program budgets dollars for 230 of the 962 projects listed as part of the 2017 legislation."
In the Tennessee Valley, TDOT says construction will begin on several critical projects, including one in Hamilton County.
Other critical projects include:
- Cocke County, Newport Bypass (SR 35/US 321)
- Davidson & Rutherford Counties, I-24 Smart Corridor Phase II
- Fayette County, Somerville Beltway (SR 460/US 64)
- Hamilton County, Apison Pike (SR 317)
- Madison County, I-40 from US 45 to US 70
- Maury County, I-65 Interchange at SR 99
- Obion County, I-69 from SR 3 to SR 21
- Rutherford County, Jefferson Pike (SR 266)
"In addition to the 2020 budgeted program, partial plans for 2021 and 2022 are included, along with funding for 15 transportation programs including Rockfall Mitigation, Spot Safety Improvement, and the statewide HELP Program. The program also provides funding for transit agencies in all 95 counties, as well as Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organizations," TDOT added.
Here is a look at all of the projects and programs, including those in the Channel 3 viewing area, funded through the program: