Information from WYSH Radio
According to the Norris Bulletin, Governor Bill Haslam will be in Norris on Friday to announce that the city has been awarded a $347,000 grant by the Tennessee Department of Transportation to build a new sidewalk along East Norris from Dairy Pond Road to the intersection with Highway 61.
The grant will also provide financing for a new crosswalk that will permit easier pedestrian traffic and easier access to the existing retail shops on the other side of the highway.
Officials told the Bulletin that a significant amount of preliminary engineering and design work will be required before construction on the project can begin and said it is likely that no actual work would begin for at least a year.
The grant requires the city to provide matching funds of approximately $80,000.
As of Wednesday morning, the exact time for Haslam’s Friday meeting with city officials had not been finalized.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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