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Community Projects

Congress has a spending problem and President Biden’s “Moving Forward Act” (H.R. 2) is being filled with radical leftist, Green New Deal initiatives to the tune of nearly $2 trillion. While I do not support H.R. 2, the reality is that Democrats in Congress are likely to put the bill on President Biden’s desk. With the understanding that this bill may well become law, I have requested that the bill managers include initiatives to support REAL infrastructure projects in Tennessee’s First Congressional District.

In consultation with the Tennessee Department of Transportation I identified the following infrastructure projects and am requesting dedicated funding towards:

  1. Completion of Veterans Boulevard in Sevierville
    1. Project Name: SR-449 EXT
    2. Project Location: Intersection of Veterans Boulevard and SR-35, Sevierville, TN 37862 to the intersection of Howard Drive and Robert Henderson Road, Sevierville, TN 37862.
    3. Project Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Transportation
    4. Requested Amount: $832,000
    5. Member Financial Certification
  2. Widening Memorial Boulevard in Kingsport
    1. Project Name: SR-126
    2. Project Location: Intersection of SR-126 and Cooks Valley Road, Kingsport, TN 37664 to the intersection of SR-126 and East Center Street, Kingsport, TN 37664.
    3. Project Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Transportation
    4. Requested Amount: $5,662,000
    5. Member Financial Certification
  3. Widening Fort Henry Drive in Spurgeon and Kingsport
    1. Project Name: SR-36
    2. Project Location: Intersection of SR-36 and SR-75, Spurgeon, TN 37615 to the intersection of SR-36 and I-81, Kingsport, TN 37663.
    3. Project Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Transportation
    4. Requested Amount: $5,445,000
    5. Member Financial Certification
  4. Widening Tennessee 34 in Morristown and Russellville
    1. Project Name: SR-34
    2. Project Location: Intersection of SR-34 and SR-32, Morristown, TN 37814 to the intersection of SR-34 and East Morris Road, Russellville, TN 37860.
    3. Project Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Transportation
    4. Requested Amount: $2,394,000
    5. Member Financial Certification
  5. Reconstruction of Tennessee 35 in Greeneville
    1. Project Name: SR-35
    2. Project Location: Intersection of SR-35 and Bright Hope Road, Greeneville, TN 37743 to the intersection of SR-35 and Pates Lane, Greeneville, TN 37743.
    3. Project Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Transportation
    4. Requested Amount: $2,018,000
    5. Member Financial Certification
  6. Reconstruction of Tennessee 93 in Kingsport
    1. Project Name: SR-93 Horse Creek
    2. Project Location: From 5262 SR-93, Kingsport, TN 37660 to the intersection of SR-93 and Derby Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660.
    3. Project Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Transportation
    4. Requested Amount: $777,000
    5. Member Financial Certification
  7. Safety Improvements to Tennessee 93 in Fall Branch and Kingsport
    1. Project Name: SR-93 Miscellaneous Safety Improvements
    2. Project Location: Intersection of SR-93 and Morgan Lane, Fall Branch, TN 37656 to the intersection of SR-93 and Baileyton Road, Kingsport, TN 37660.
    3. Project Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Transportation
    4. Requested Amount: $242,000
    5. Member Financial Certification
  8. Reconstruction of Knob Creek Road in Johnson City
    1. Project Name: Knob Creek Road
    2. Project Location: Intersection of Knob Creek Road and SR-354, Johnson City, TN 37659 to the intersection of Knob Creek Road and Mizpah Hills Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604.
    3. Project Sponsor: Tennessee Department of Transportation
    4. Requested Amount: $2,630,000
    5. Member Financial Certification

Other projects:

  1. Supporting Project On Track for High Risk Students in Grades K-3
    1. Project Name: Project On Track
    2. Project Location: 233 North Main Street, P.O. Box 2508, Greeneville, TN 37744
    3. Project Sponsor: Niswonger Foundation
    4. Requested Amount: $342,812
    5. Why this is a good use of taxpayer dollars: Providing literacy programs for children who may have experience learning loss.
    6. Member Financial Certification
  2. Supporting Drinking Water Infrastructure in Greeneville
    1. Project Name: Updated Drinking Water Infrastructure in Greeneville
    2. Project Location: The households that would be served by this drinking water project are on the following rural roads: Deerwood Road, Dixie Road, White Sands Road, Newport Highway at Astor Bowers Road, Chickasaw Road, Pigeon Creek Road, Dodd Branch Road, Quail Ridge Lane, Cedar Creek Cave Road, South Mill Road, and Little Indian Creek, all of which are located in Greeneville, TN 37743.
    3. Project Sponsor: Glen Hills Utility District
    4. Requested Amount: $996,160
    5. Why is this a good use of taxpayer dollars: Adequate community funding for Glen Hills Utility District is essential because investing in clean water infrastructure is critical to prevent the risk of contamination while maintaining the public health of Tennesseans. According to Glen Hills Utility District, rural East Tennessee households will benefit from this local project according to a Rural Water Needs Survey conducted in 2019.
    6. Member Financial Certification

As a Representative of the First Congressional District, my job is to fight for my constituents. While I do not support this legislation, I will do everything possible to make sure it supports the infrastructure of Tennessee’s First Congressional District.