Tennessee is experiencing a road building plight, Stamatia Xixis of the Transportation Coalition of Tennessee told County Commisioners.
Xixis is one of several coalition members traveling Tennessee talking about transportation/highway related problems in Tennessee.
The Transportation Coalition shouldn't be confused with TDOT (Tennessee Department of Transportation), she explained.
"We are an advocacy group" striving to show Tennesseans how road building revenues are drying up," Xixis said.
"There's a backlog of $6 billion of road projects in Tennessee. Projects that have been approved, but not funded," she said. "The traditional revenue stream has flatlined."
State and local transportation projects in Tennessee are funded primarily by state and federal fuel tax revenues. These projects include maintenance, repair and new construction. Tennessee's fuel taxes have not changed since 1989, yet the state's population has increased 14 percent since 2000, bringing more traffic to roads and highways.
Transportation experts have identified the unfunded transportation tab required to clear Tennessee transportation plight as $6.1 billion in backlog projects and $5.3 billion for identified new projects.
The identified unfunded TDOT projects in Cannon County that are languishing due to lack of funding are: Cannon County New Projects
01376 MURFREESBORO RD. BRIDGE OVER BRANCH PE, ROW, CONST $448,000
0A014 MCALLISTER LN. BRIDGE OVER SANDERS FORK CREEK PE, ROW, CONST $377,000
0A021 MARSHALL CREEK RD. BRIDGE OVER MARSHALL CREEK PE, ROW, CONST $835,000
0A059 BLAIR BRANCH RD. BRIDGE OVER BLAIR CREEK PE, ROW, CONST $341,000
0A090 TATE RD. BRIDGE OVER CONNELL CREEK PE, ROW, CONST $433,000
0A141 BULLPEN RD. BRIDGE OVER BULLPEN CREEK PE, ROW, CONST $452,000
0A181 GILLEY HILL RD. BRIDGE OVER BRAWLEYS FORK CREEK PE, ROW, CONST $458,000
0A184 HOWARD YOUREE RD. BRIDGE OVER DUG BRANCH PE, ROW, CONST $137,000
0A293 JACK BARNES RD. BRIDGE OVER HURRICANE CREEK PE, ROW, CONST $418,000
0A316 CASTLE PT. BRIDGE OVER LEACH CREEK PE, ROW, CONST $460,000
0A331 POLLY CAMPBELL RD. BRIDGE OVER WILMORE CREEK PE, ROW, CONST $416,000
0A332 CURTIS GEORGE RD. BRIDGE OVER WILMORE CREEK PE, ROW, CONST $430,000
0A354 FERRELL BRIDGE LN. BRIDGE OVER EAST FORK STONES RIVER PE, ROW, CONST $455,000
US-70S (SR-1) W. MAIN ST. BRIDGE OVER EAST FORK STONES RIVER PE, ROW, CONST $4,105,000
US-70S (SR-1) FROM WEST OF WOODBURY TO NEW SR 1 (US 70 S) EAST OF WOODBURY PE, ROW, CONST $13,200,000
The Transportation Coalition of Tennessee was formed to shed light on the growing transportation issues and educate the public about these issues. The coalition is made up of 33 member organizations, including businesses, community leaders, public officials and other organizations.