Cleveland To Receive $1.4 Million Transportation Alternative Grant For Greenway

Monday, September 16, 2019
From left, Brian Moran, assistant to the city manager/communications coordinator; Cleveland City Councilman Tom Cassada; Tennessee Governor Bill Lee; Cameron Fisher, Cleveland/Bradley Greenway Board chair; Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks; Cleveland City Councilman Ken Webb; Corey Divel, senior planner; Patti Petitt, Parks and Recreation director; and TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright
From left, Brian Moran, assistant to the city manager/communications coordinator; Cleveland City Councilman Tom Cassada; Tennessee Governor Bill Lee; Cameron Fisher, Cleveland/Bradley Greenway Board chair; Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks; Cleveland City Councilman Ken Webb; Corey Divel, senior planner; Patti Petitt, Parks and Recreation director; and TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Clay Bright announced Monday the award of $13,669,998 Transportation Alternatives Grants statewide in Tennessee, including $1,409,068 for Cleveland. Cleveland will use the grant for a mulit-modual greenway along Keith Street.

Phase VI of the greenway will connect the current terminus on the greenway at Willow Street to Inman Street and the Village Green Shopping Center. The project includes ADA compliant sidewalks, landscaping, a pedestrian bridge, elevated crosswalk, retaining walls and pedestrian signals.

“Tennessee is committed to continuing to develop safe infrastructure across our states,” Governor Lee said. “These grants will help us reach our goal of being a healthier state and will enhance the lives of Tennesseans by making our communities more accessible and livable.”

“I’m extremely appreciative of Governor Lee’s and Commissioner Bright’s commitment and faith in our community,” said Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks. “This is a highly desirable project that our citizens have patiently waited to begin. This project plays a vital role in the redevelopment of our city’s downtown."

The transportation alternatives grant is made possible through a federally funded program and is administered by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

“Through these grants, TDOT has funded $386 million in non-traditional transportation projects,” said TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright.  “This program has assisted communities all over the state in their efforts to revitalize downtowns, highlight historic areas, provide alternative means of transportation, and increase opportunities for economic development.”

A variety of activities, such as the restoration of historic facilities, bike and pedestrian trails, landscaping and other non-traditional transportation projects, are eligible for grant funds under the federal program.  For more information on TDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Program, please visit TDOT’s website at https://www.tn.gov/tdot/program-development-and-administration-home/local-programs/tap.html


Here is a list of this year’s grantees:
 

APPLICANT

APPLICATION DESCRIPTION

FUNDING

Chapel Hill, TN

Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvements – Phase 2: Construction of sidewalks and bike lanes along SR-11 (Horton Highway) from Rocketeer Boulevard to Depot Street. Project also includes ADA compliance, landscaping, pedestrian signals, pedestrian lighting, bike racks and drainage improvements.

$1,737,063

Clarksville, TN

Red River Pedestrian Bridge: Construction of a multi-modal greenway connector and pedestrian bridge from a trailhead on the south side of the Red River to an existing greenway on the north. Project also includes landscaping, signage, fencing, pedestrian lighting and pedestrian amenities.

$1,818,233

Cleveland, TN

Greenway – Phase 6: Construction of a multi-modal greenway along SR-2 (Keith Street) from Willow Street to Inman Street. Project also includes ADA compliance, landscaping, a pedestrian bridge, elevated crosswalk, retaining wall(s) and pedestrian signals.

$1,409,068

Clifton, TN

Pedestrian Improvements – Phase 2: Construction of sidewalks along E. Water Street. Project also includes striping, a pedestrian bridge, ADA compliance, signage, landscaping and pedestrian lighting.

$743,000

Clinton, TN

Pedestrian Improvements: Construction of sidewalks along SR-9 (N. Main Street) from N. Hicks Street to Lakefront Park Trail. Project also includes pedestrian signals, striping and ADA compliance.

$566,635

Eagleville, TN

Downtown Revitalization – Phase 1: Reconstruction of sidewalks along SR-16 (Main Street). Project also includes ADA Compliance, pedestrian signals, landscaping, pedestrian lighting and striping.

$408,184

Gatlinburg, TN and

Sevier County

Memorial and Tribute Project: Construction of sidewalks for access to three memorial and tribute sites. Project also includes pedestrian bridge(s), retaining wall(s), ADA compliance, landscaping, pedestrian lighting and pedestrian amenities.

$852,293

Lafayette, TN

Camp Blount Greenway Connector – Phase 3: Construction of a multi-modal greenway at SR-64 (Thornton Taylor Parkway) from the Phase 2 overlook to a vehicular trailhead. Project also includes ADA compliance, landscaping, pedestrian lighting and pedestrian amenities.

$447,699

LaFollette, TN

Downtown Improvements – Phase 3: Construction of sidewalks along the west side of SR-9 (Indiana Avenue) from N. Tennessee Avenue to Beech Street. Project also includes ADA compliance, brick stamp pavers, striping, pedestrian lighting and pedestrian amenities.

$366,210

Linden, TN

Downtown Enhancements – Phase 5: Construction of a sidewalk along SR-100 (W. Main Street). Project also includes drainage, pedestrian lighting, ADA compliance and landscaping.

$653,152

Martin, TN

Downtown Improvement Project – Phase 7: Construction of sidewalks along both sides of Elm Street. Project also includes ADA compliance, drainage, signage, a retaining wall and pedestrian lighting.

$1,275,000

McKenzie, TN

South Main Street Sidewalk Connection: Construction of sidewalks along South Main Street from the McKenzie Shopping Center to East Maple Street. Project also includes striping, drainage and ADA compliance.

$354,620

Millersville, TN

Louisville Highway Pedestrian Improvements: Construction of sidewalks along SR-41A/US Hwy-31W (Louisville Hwy.). Project also includes landscaping, pedestrian amenities, pedestrian lighting, pedestrian bridge, ADA compliance and striping.

$1,000,000

Newport, TN

Greenway – Phase 2: Construction of a 10-foot wide greenway along the Pigeon River from McSween Road to Main Street. Project also includes ADA compliance, retaining wall(s), landscaping and pedestrian amenities.

$999,839

Thompson’s Station, TN

Multi-Modal Connectivity – Phase 2: Construction of a multi-modal greenway beginning at a trailhead at Nutro Dog Park and terminating at existing facilities on Critz Lane. Project also includes pedestrian bridges, ADA compliance, pedestrian amenities and signage.

$1,039,002

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