Governor Phil Bredsen announced Wednesday a final list of projects to be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, proposed bridge bonds and the Tennessee Department of Transportation's regular funding.
The list, which represents a three-tiered program representing over 450 statewide projects, has been presented to the legislature.
48 projects in TDOT’s Region One will be funded through the act, including a project to widen State Route 66 in Sevier County which has received strong support from state and local leaders. The work, if approved, is slated to begin in 2010 and wrap up sometime in 2012.
Sevier County alone will receive funding for nine road projects out of the 132 proposed in Region One, including replacement of the north and southbound lanes of Chapman Highway in two areas over Gists Creek, rehabilitation of U.S. 35 over the west fork of the Little Pigeon River, construction on Tenn. 66 from Tenn. 39 to south of the I-40 interchange, reconstruction of Tenn. 66 from north of Nichols Street in Sevierville to Boyd's Creek Highway, and replacement of four other areas of Tenn. 66 on Rocky Flats Road over Dunn Creek, the Roaring Fork extension road over Roaring Fork Creek, Old Newport Highway over the east fork of the Little Pigeon River, and on LeConte Street over the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.