100 Years of Road Funding in Tennessee Project Announced

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance unveiled a new project today.

They are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first funding being approved for state roads in Tennessee.

Since the first highway was built from Memphis to Bristol, over 96,000 miles of road have been built across the state.

Their project encourages citizens to share their experiences with our roadways by telling their stories, sharing their images, and taking a drive

Lukas Salyer with Wrights Brother Construction said, “100 Years of Road Funding will also serve as a history project in which the citizens of Tennessee can actively participate by honoring both the people who championed, designed, and built the road systems and also those who travel on them.”

The Alliance also celebrated the recent signing of the Transportation Modernization Act by Governor Bill Lee.

They say the additional three billion dollars this upcoming fiscal year will have immediate impacts on the state of Tennessee’s roads.

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Traffic crossing the Olgiati Bridge on Highway 27 Wednesday morning.

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