Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Newport Riverwalk grant
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Clay Bright on Monday announced the awarding of $13,669,998 in statewide Transportation Alternatives Grants. The City of Newport is to receive $999,839 for the construction of a 10-foot wide greenway along the Pigeon River from McSween Avenue to Main Street. The project also includes Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA) compliance, retaining walls, landscaping and pedestrian amenities. Gary Carver, Community Development Director for Newport talked to the Citizen Tribune about the project. "The new section of Riverwalk will stretch from behind the police department on down to the lot adjacent to the courthouse annex which the city owns and which is officially the trailhead," he explained. Carver said because the project is funded with state dollars, the construction start is likely6 18 months to two years down the road. “Tennessee is committed to continuing to develop safe infrastructure across our states,” 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.” “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.” In an update on another city project, Carver says the asbestos remediation work at the former Tanner School was completed about two weeks ago. "The general contractors are to begin the interior demolition this week, and the contract calls for completion in 200 days, so I would say the project will be completed by March 2020," he said


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