MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee is getting $7 million in unspent federal transportation funding for projects that were earmarked between 2003 and 2006, part of which will be used to restore the cobblestone landing on the Memphis riverfront.
The Commercial Appeal reported Friday that $3.9 million will go to restoring the cobblestones and another nearly $3 million will be used to improve an interchange at Plough Boulevard and Winchester Road near the Memphis airport.
Friends of Our Riverfront president Virginia McLean said improvements to the cobblestone landing have been contemplated since at least 1996 and should be done to preserve the historic character, while still being functional.
Dorchelle Spence, communications director for the Riverfront Development Corp., said all federal, state and local approvals are in place for the restoration project.
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