Representative Chuck McGrady announced this afternoon that as a result of the budget the legislature passed in September, several Department of Transportation projects will be accelerated and new projects added in Henderson County. These are just several of the projects across the state that that will be accelerated as a result of reforms in the 2015-17 budget.
“The General Assembly made a significant investment in transportation infrastructure in its budget,” Rep. McGrady said. “There are no longer any diversions from the Highway Trust Fund, and doing away with the diversions resulted in more money that could be put towards roads and bridges across the State.”
The budget reforms passed during the 2015 legislative session ended the annual transfer of over $200 million from the Highway Fund to the General Fund. Over the next decade, these budget reforms should provide an additional $1.6 billion for infrastructure improvement projects.
The complete list of accelerated schedules for transportation projects will be presented to the Board of Transportation for their review at their December meeting, with their approval expected in January 2016.
To view the proposed project list, click here.