Local legislators announce over $1.65 million in Multimodal Access Grants in Rutherford County


State Senators Dawn White and Shane Reeves and Representatives Bryan Terry, Tim Rudd, Charlie Baum and Mike Sparks announced Thursday that two Multimodal Access Grants totaling a combined $1.65 million have been awarded in Rutherford County from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

One grant for $703,605 was awarded to Murfreesboro for sidewalks and crosswalk improvements on SR-1 from Middle Tennessee Blvd. to Apollo Drive.  The other grant for Smyrna totals $950,000 to make sidewalk and crosswalk improvements to SR-1 from Enon Springs Road to Sam Davis Road.

“These are very sizable grants and we were very pleased to support them,” said the lawmakers in a joint statement, “We appreciate TDOT for recognizing the local need and congratulate our local officials who helped secure successful grant applications.”

TDOT’s Multimodal Access Grant is a state-funded program created to support the transportation needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users through infrastructure projects that address existing gaps along state routes.  Multimodal Access Grant projects are state-funded at 95 percent with a 5 percent local match.