Thursday, October 31, 2013

Money Flows for Memphis Road Projects

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Projects to repair and maintain Memphis roads and bridges will soon get big cash injections if the Memphis City Council approves them during their meeting Tuesday night.

The council will consider:

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- Accepting more than $5.5 million in state and federal dollars to fund the next phase of the project to clean up and revitalize the area around Elvis Presley Boulevard and Brooks Road. The $40.9 million project will include improvements to roads, sidewalks, signage, traffic lights, and more and is expected to be complete by 2016.

- Accepting $5.3 million in state and federal funds to repair 14 bridges on Sam Cooper Boulevard.

- Accepting $11.6 million in funds to pave some Memphis roads.

- Accepting nearly $9 million in funds to improve traffic signals around the city.

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