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City hears proposals for North Main Street

The City of Pikeville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a resolution for the Main Street Corridor Plan at a meeting Monday night, September 9. The plan does not put anything in motion or make proposals binding, but allows the City to submit the plans along with grant applications in the future.

Representatives from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the planning firm WSP Nashville presented two plans to City officials stemming from a Main Street Corridor Study funded through a Community Transportation Planning Grant from TDOT.

Stacy Morrison, TDOT Region 2 Long Range Planning Supervisor, said having the plans would make the City eligible to apply for future grants. He added transportation enhancement grants for brick and mortar projects like sidewalks and curbs typically need a plan in place before applying.

For more, see the September 12 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner, on newsstands now.

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