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Tennessee’s Public Infrastructure Needs Survey shows Projects in Northeast Tennessee Top 3.1 Billion


Northeast Tennessee’s public infrastructure needs top $3.1 billion, roughly 5% of the $58.6 billion in identified needs statewide. This is according to the newly released Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR) annual report. Infrastructure needs in the region are down $125.9 million from last year’s report.


This year’s report, compiled in part by the staff of the First Tennessee Development District, from information provided by state and local officials highlights the region’s top infrastructure needs.


They are:


· Transportation - $1.52 Billion

· Post-Secondary Education - $348.6 Million

· School Renovations - $161.6 Million

· Water & Wastewater - $124.7 Million

· New Public Schools & Additions - $116.2 Million

· Recreation - $73.6 Million

· Law Enforcement – $23.6 Million

· Community Development - $16.6 Million


The region’s top three needs, as identified by TACIR, mirr