Governor Announces TDOT Enhancement Grants for Collierville, Dickson, Memphis and Parker’s Crossroads
Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced the following transportation enhancement grants recently:
An award of $756,846 to the town of Collierville for Phase I of the Center Connect Project. Phase I of the Center Connect Project includes the creation of a gateway entrance corridor from US 72/SR 86 to Collierville’s historic downtown area and connects several existing greenways.
An award of $627,782 to the city of Dickson to improve the pedestrian experience in downtown. The project will add pedestrian sidewalks with brick pavers, crosswalks, ornamental street lighting, and other pedestrian amenities. A portion of Main Street will also be resurfaced, and new landscaping will be added.
Three transportation enhancement grants were presented to the city of Memphis totaling nearly $1.5 million. The grants will provide $666,523 to fund Phase 4 of the Wolf River Greenway, $285,944 to the Highway 61 Blues Trail, and $529,436 to the first phase of the Walker Avenue Streetscape project.
A grant of a $330,831 was given to complete the Battle of Parker’s Crossroads Project. The grant funds Phase II of the project which will tie the existing trail on the southern end to a trail loop in the northeast corner of the trail system. The nine-foot wide trail will feature signage, photos and markers to highlight significant areas.
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