JOHNSON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – The northernmost section of northeast Tennessee is slated for several road improvement projects thanks to the IMPROVE Act.
The Transportation Coalition of Tennessee revealed five TDOT-funded projects that will impact Johnson County residents.
The total investment or impact for Johnson County, including cities and other municipalities is $8.3 million which will be paid through by local revenue over the course of 15 years.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is investing nearly $92.5 million towards the projects.
The biggest project costs $90 million and includes improving State Route 91 leading to the Virginia state line towards.
The total investment by the state and locally is nearly $101 million. The improvement projects include the following bridges and roads in Johnson County:
- Stage Coach Loop Bridge over Doe Creek – $199,000
- Forge Creek Circle Bridge over Forge Creek – $349,000
- Little Dry Run Road Bridge over Roan Creek – $986,000
- Slimp Branch Road Bridge over Roan Creek – $943,000
- Rural access improvement on State Route 91 from Cold Springs Road to the Virginia State lin (7.81 miles) – $90,000,000
Total TDOT investment Johnson County Projects: $92,477,000
Total 15-year local investment – $8,306,079