The Town of Ashland City could get new sidewalks after the city council unanimously voted to apply for a $1 million Tennessee Department of Transportation grant at a Tuesday, June 11 meeting.
If the town receives the grant, it will have to contribute 5 percent of the grant, or up to $50,000, to the project, according to the approved resolution.
A map shown during the meeting demonstrated what areas of the town have existing sidewalks and where there is a deficiency. The main areas shown as having deficiencies include all of Lowe Street and the section of North Vine Street near Ashland City Elementary. Another area is the section of South Main Street from Forrest Street to West McQuarry Street.
The other areas without sidewalks are shorter sections along Main Street and part of Cumberland Street.
The grant would allow the town to cover as many of the deficient areas as possible, City Recorder Kellie Reed said. Some of the funding could also go toward repairing existing sidewalks, she said.
“We would have to have more engineering to know for sure, but we would get as much as possible done within that amount, if it is awarded,” she said.