The Tennessee Department of Transportation has sent the Grant Agreement, which will allow the City of Lakeland to start on New Canada Road. The City received the Agreement this week. The Board of Commissioners must approve the agreement. Federal funds are expected to pay 80% of the cost of New Canada Road.
The Agreement is currently being reviewed by the City, and is expected to be approved in the near future.
The first phase of the project will be to select the route for New Canada Road and complete engineering of the project. This phase is expected to take at least one year.
The "Context Sensitive Solution" method of selecting the route and amenities of New Canada Road. The Context Sensitive Solution involves the use of residents, businesses and other Stakeholders in developing the route and amenities.
Selection of a Consultant to handle the route selection process is the first step in the Context Sensitive Design route selection process, followed by detailed studies of the possible routes. .
We will provide more detailed information on this important phase (selection of a route) as soon as the information is available.