Ashland City will receive a $650,560 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for the Bicentennial Trail Extension.
The project will convert a rail bed to a greenway adjacent to Main Street from Chapmansboro Road to Tennessee Waltz Parkway.
The project also includes a pedestrian bridge, landscaping, a retaining wall and pedestrian amenities.
TDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Program is a competitive grant program made possible through a federally funded program administered by TDOT.
The competitive TAP grant program began providing funds to local governments in 1991. More than $317 million in grants has been distributed by TDOT since then. The money has gone to 267 communities across the state to build sidewalks, bike and pedestrian trails and to renovate historic train depots and other transportation related structures.
State Rep. Mary Littleton, R-Dickson, and State Sen. Kerry Roberts, R-Springfield, announced the grant.
“I’m pleased that these funds will help provide for these very worthy projects,” Littleton said. “Improving our amenities for walking and biking is essential to the continued growth and success of Ashland City by creating more livable communities for our residents. I applaud our local leaders for working with TDOT to secure this grant.”
“This grant greatly enhances and improves these facilities and encourages people to get out and be more active. The improvements will add to the many reasons that make Ashland City such a great place to live and work,” Roberts said.