Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Clay Bright announced Monday the award of $13,669,998 Transportation Alternatives Grants statewide in Tennessee.
“Tennessee is committed to continuing to develop safe infrastructure across our states,” Lee said. “These grants will help us reach our goal of being a healthier state and will enhance the lives of Tennesseans by making our communities more accessible and livable.”
Locally, $408,184 will go towards Phase 1 of a downtown revitalization project in Eagleville. Phase 1 includes reconstruction of sidewalks along SR-16 (Main Street), ADA Compliance, pedestrian signals, landscaping, pedestrian lighting and striping.
The transportation alternatives grant is made possible through a federally funded program and is administered by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
“Through these grants, TDOT has funded $386 million in non-traditional transportation projects,” said TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright. “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. For more information on TDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Program, please visit TDOT’s website at https://www.tn.gov/tdot/program-development-and-administration-home/local-programs/tap.html