Spring Hill awarded $25M in federal grant for I-65 interchange construction

Posted at 8:57 PM, Dec 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-07 21:57:45-05

The city of Spring Hill has announced they are the proud recipient of a $25 million grant that will fund a new I-65 interchange exit and extension of Buckner Road.

The grant is being awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation and will create much-needed interstate access to the north end of town. 

This will mean less traffic on U.S. 31 and will aid greatly in assisting with the transportation issues that this growing city has been experiencing. 

“We can’t offer enough thanks and appreciation to everyone involved in making this federal grant possible at so many levels,” Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham said. “This project is precisely what’s needed, and I’m confident that the interchange is going to truly have the positive impact on our local transportation system that we all anticipate. Perhaps what’s most exciting about this grant is that it will greatly speed up the timeline at which the interchange construction can begin!”

The grant will pay for the majority of the cost associated with this project which is estimated to cost $34 million in total.