DOWNTOWN ENHANCEMENT GRANT: Governor Bill Lee, South Central Tennessee Development District representative Lisa Cross. Town of Linden Mayor Wess Ward. Perry County Mayor John Carroll, and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Clay Bright. See story for details on this $653,132 grant.

 Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Clay Bright announced the award of $13.669.998 in Transportation Alternatives Grants statewide in Tennessee.

Among the recipients, the town of Linden will receive $653,152 to fund the Phase Five downtown enhancement, which includes construction of a sidewalk along West Main Street, drainage, pedestrian lighting. ADA compliance, and landscaping.

Earlier, completed phases transformed the look and functionality of downtown; this latest grant will extend those improvements to the west.
“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.”

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 efTorts to revitalize downtowns, highlight historic areas, provide alternative means of transportation, and increase opportunities for economic development.”

A variety of activities are funded statewide, such as the restoration of historic facilities, bike and pedestrian trails, landscaping, and other non-traditional transportation projects which are grant eligible under the federal program.