Downtown Dickson To Be Revitalized with TDOT Grant
DICKSON, Tenn.- Governor Haslam has made a major announcement that promises to bring big changes to historic downtown Dickson.
A more than $620,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, called the Transportation Enhancement grant, will allow for the completion of the Downtown Improvement Project, which was started in October 2011.
"This project will further Dickson's efforts to give its downtown a more vibrant, inviting appearance," Haslam said. "When complete, the project will have positive impacts on the local economy, making downtown areas more accessible to residents and visitors."
The project will add pedestrian sidewalks street parking and ornamental lighting to the downtown area.
"Through transportation enhancement grants, TDOT has funded more than $270 million in non-traditional transportation projects," TDOT Commissioner John Schroer Schroer said. "This program has assisted communities all over the state in their efforts to revitalize downtown's, highlight historic areas, provide alternative means of transportation, and increase opportunities for economic development."
In all, TDOT has spent more than $270 million in similar, non-traditional transportation projects.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:24 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:24:42 GMT
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