I-440 fast track: Work on pothole-plagued stretch to begin in 2018
Now that the ink has dried on the IMPROVE Act, the state law that raises additional funds for transportation projects, the real work begins – building roads, fixing bridges, easing traffic and boosting safety. Which of the 962 projects outlined in the law are ready to go, right now, and where and when can drivers start seeing improvements? The answers are beginning to emerge.
The short answer: 1) I-440 in Nashville, 2) Alcoa Highway in Knoxville, 3) I-75/I-24 split in Chattanooga, 4) Widening of U.S. 78 in Shelby County
Those projects have gotten a big green light for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year.