(NASHVILLE, TN), April 29, 2011 – Local State lawmakers, Senator Mae Beavers and Representative Terri Lynn Weaver said today that they have been informed by the Department of Transportation (TDOT) that the Sligo Bridge is included in Governor Bill Haslam’s 2011-12 budget plan. A copy of the TDOT project list included in the budget was delivered to members of the General Assembly and media outlets on Thursday.
“We are very pleased to see this project is included in Governor Haslam’s transportation budget,” said Senator Beavers. “This been a priority for Rep. Weaver and myself for a long time as we have been talking with the new administration officials regarding the importance of this project to local citizens.”
“We had been assured that it would be in the budget but seeing it in print is great news,” added Representative Weaver. “Our transportation system is critical to our local economy and jobs. I am very pleased that we are now moving in the right direction on this and many other projects in our legislative district and look forward to seeing much progress in the future.”