Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee posed the Transportation Modernization Act as a way to get rural highways necessary infrastructure work sooner than would have otherwise happened.
The bill, which he signed in April, puts $3.3 billion of funding into the account to cover road infrastructure improvements across the state, with the plan being for that funding to be divided equally among the state’s three grand divisions.
This week, Lee plans to start a campaign where he makes appearances across the state highlighting infrastructure priorities. The first stop comes Thursday in Fentress County.