Lee Plans Promotional Tour to Tout Transporation Initiatives

Advocate Andy

Events will focus on key infrastructure improvements resulting from recent legislative session

Gov. Bill Lee has announced he'll be traveling the state this month to promote key transportation projects funded by the state budget approved by the Tennessee General Assembly. Lee says the new projects will encourage businesses to locate and grow in Tennessee.

“As Tennessee continues to experience record growth, the Transportation Modernization Act will ensure our roads keep up with the pace,” said Gov. Lee. “This summer, I look forward to seeing how our new transportation strategy will prepare rural and urban Tennessee for continued economic growth and opportunity, without new taxes or debt, and I thank the legislature for its partnership to ensure our state’s success.”

Lee's transportation initiative includes $3.3 billion to fund projects that are designed to improve transportation across the state.

“Tennessee is at a critical juncture when it comes to mobility, and the Transportation Modernization Act will meet the infrastructure needs of our growing state, without incurring new debt or raising taxes,” said TDOT Commissioner Butch Eley. “I commend the Governor and the General Assembly for their work to prepare our state’s rural and urban communities for continued prosperity.” 

The strategy and funding will give the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) the resources needed to solve the state’s current and future mobility challenges, including seeking the use of public-private partnerships to preserve state funds for rural infrastructure priorities, exploring Choice Lanes to decrease congestion and increase economic impact statewide, and expanding the alternative delivery model to save taxpayer dollars and deliver road projects more efficiently.

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