CLEVELAND, TN - The city of Cleveland received a $674,190 Transportation Alternative Grant Tuesday for its 25th Street Corridor Area Multi-Modal Project.
Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer presented the check to Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland and state Representatives Dan Howell (R-Georgetown) and Kevin Brooks (R-Cleveland).
The project includes construction and reconstruction of sidewalks along 25th Street from Peerless Road to Keith Street and along Peerless Road from 25th Street to the Bradley County Nursing Home. The project includes curb and gutter, guardrail, ADA upgrades, striping, landscaping, pedestrian amenities and a bus stop.
Mayor Rowland pointed out that TDOT and Commissioner Schroer have been generous to Cleveland and Bradley County.
“We have done amazing things because of Commissioner Schroer, including the new Interchange at APD 40,” the mayor said. “We are going to have a much-needed redesign of 25th Street because of these new sidewalks.”
Commissioner Schroer complimented Cleveland for its commitment to provide safe pedestrian and bicyclist facilities. “Projects like this enhance the lives of Tennesseans and make our communities more livable,” he said.
State Representative Brooks said Cleveland is “incredibly grateful for TDOT’s support.”
“These kinds of enhancement grants, these kinds of projects are truly vital to downtown,” Brooks said.
State Representative Howell said 25th Street is a part of Highway 60 and therefore an important route from the county to downtown. He complimented TDOT’s close cooperation with his office and the community.
The transportation alternative grant is made possible through a federally funded program formerly known as transportation enhancement and administered by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Through these grants, Schroer said, TDOT has funded more than $372 million in non-traditional transportation projects.
From Left: state Representative Dan Howell, Commission John Schroer, Mayor Tom Rowland and state Representative Kevin Brooks.
Mayor Tom Rowland and City Manager Joe Fivas