As I am wrapping things up here at the office and preparing to call an end to this long week, I am hopeful that all the work we are doing prepares us to be better prepared when the economy improves.
Most everyone expects an increased focus on improving infrastructure with the economic stimulus plans that have been talked about. Improved broadband access and technology accessibility and utilization is understood by and will be addressed by the new administration.
Though these transportation projects are already moving forward, increased infrastructure spending can’t help but speed up the State Route 48/100 improvement through Centerville, an intersection project on State Route 50, which connects Centerville to I-40 and I-65, and completion of SR-840, a divided four lane, limited access highway that will connect I-40 West, I-65, I-24, and I-40 East. SR-840 is in the East Hickman area and will improve our access to Franklin, Spring Hill, Murfreesboro, and Chattanooga.