The City of Eagleville will receive a $408,184 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for downtown revitalization.
The announcement came in a press release Wednesday from State Sen. Dawn White and Rep. Tim Rudd.
The Transportation Alternatives Grant will fund reconstruction of sidewalks along SR-16 (Main Street). The project also includes Americans With Disabilities Act compliance features, pedestrian signals, landscaping, pedestrian lighting and striping, the press release said.
The award is an 80/20 matching grant, so the city will pay 20 percent of the costs, Eagleville City Manager Hellyn R. Riggins said.
By preserving the infrastructure, the grant will ensure downtown will remain “a viable and attractive place for people to congregate, dine, shop, attend to their business needs, and form relationships with other residents in the area.”
White said, “I am very pleased that Eagleville was awarded this competitive grant and congratulate our local officials for their work in securing it. Eagleville’s unique downtown district and historic charm should be preserved for generations to come. This program will help in these revitalization efforts and in turn, serves as an economic development tool for this community.”
Rudd said, “These improvements are not only good for our citizens to enjoy, but help invite new citizens and industry to our community. We appreciate the hard work from our local officials in submitting the grant application, as well as the favorable action from the Tennessee Department of Transportation in awarding it.”
Eagleville officials said they do not know the timeline for receiving the funds or for the construction, Riggins said. They will work on the plans with their engineer consultants, Griggs & Maloney Inc.