NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A report released by a state commission says Tennessee needs $38 billion between now and 2015 to improve public infrastructure.
Released by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, the report shows what type of improvements are needed, from repairing roads and bridges to adding additional water lines and sewers.
The Tennessean reports that the study is designed to help local officials with short- and long-term planning, match limited funding with critical needs and increase public awareness in cities about their public infrastructure networks.
The report shows that transportation projects are the state's biggest need. There are nearly 4,000 transportation and utility projects needed across Tennessee, totaling $19.1 billion.
Schools, and health, safety and welfare projects, also are needed.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:29 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:29:06 GMT
Music City Center opens its doors to the public on Sunday for the first day of a two-day grand opening celebration. The 1.2 million square foot building has been under construction since 2010. It costMore >>
Music City Center opened its doors to the public on Sunday for the first day of a two-day grand opening celebration.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:14 AM EDT2013-05-19 11:14:58 GMT
Police responded to a domestic call at a home on Hazelwood Drive just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning. When they got to the scene they found a non-working meth lab. Two kids were in the home. Edward Tarpley,More >>
Police responded to a domestic call at a home on Hazelwood Drive just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning.More >>