Memphis Awarded Three TDOT Grants
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam was in Memphis today, July 26th, to announce three Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) grants totaling nearly $1.5 million.
“We get 70, 80, 90 applications each year and we look statewide for the best projects,” Governor Haslam said. “Usually when we do these events, I get to say we’re happy to be here to announce a grant. We’re actually here to announce three grants for Memphis and Shelby County.”
The grants will provide $667,000 for the Phase 4 of the Wolf River Greenway project, $286,000 for the Highway 61 Blues Trail, and $529,000 for the first phase of the Walker Avenue Streetscape project.
The Walker Avenue project will create a pedestrian plaza area. New landscaping, park benches, and bicycle lanes and racks will also be added to create a pedestrian and cyclist-friendly environment.
The Highway 61 Blues Trail, an 11-mile section of Highway 61, will promote The Blues and its heritage with directional and historical site designation signage, trail markers, and gateway art projects.
The newest phase of the Wolf River Greenway will add just over a mile of trail from McLean to Hollywood and will eventually link Rodney Baber Park and Douglass Park.