The Comptroller’s Office of Research and Education Accountability has released individualized maps illustrating where road and bridge projects identified in the Improving, Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy Act will take place across each legislator’s district.
The IMPROVE Act is a large and complicated piece of legislation for funding Tennessee’s infrastructure and other transportation projects. The legislation enhances taxes on several revenue streams, including the gas and diesel tax, while cutting the state’s sales tax on groceries, the Hall income tax, and franchise and excise taxes.
The legislation also identifies 962 road and bridge projects in Tennessee to be constructed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, totaling 1,300 miles with an estimated cost of $10.5 billion. TDOT estimates it will take about 14 years to have all 962 projects under contract. Of the 962 total projects, 526 are local bridge projects and 163 are state bridge projects.
The maps are designed to supplement the IMPROVE Act report released by the Comptroller’s Office of Research and Education Accountability on July 10, which provides more information about the various aspects of the new law.
To view the IMPROVE Act report and maps assembled by OREA, click here.