Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Putnam Left Out Of Governor's Transportation Plan

Putnam County has been left out of the the final three-year transportation program of Bredesen administration which the governor says includes completion of several major strategic corridor projects and continues funding for transit, rail, water and aviation programs. The plan includes preliminary engineering for improvements to I-40 in Cumberland County, the replacement or rehabilitation of two bridges in DeKalb County; and right of way acquisition for what is described as a Corridor J project in Overton County. But nothing specifically is mentioned for Putnam County. The governor says TDOT’s three-year multimodal work program for 2010 to 2013 represents a responsible, balanced approach to transportation that includes a number of projects identified as top priorities by the state’s planning organizations.