With the new year upon us, the Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance is urging citizens and public officials to review the infrastructure needs for Warren County as profiled in the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
In Warren County, the Tennessee Advisory Commission estimates a total investment of $123.9 million in 90 projects. Projects can include infrastructure needs such as transportation networks, storm water control, public school buildings, drinking water, and sewer systems.
Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance shows Warren County’s top five infrastructure needs are in the following categories:
• Transportation -- $61 million
• Water and Wastewater -- $23.5 million
• Law Enforcement -- $13.1 million
• Other Facilities -- $12 million
• Recreation -- $4 million
The Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance’s infrastructure report is the 13th in a series on infrastructure that began in 1998. Most recent report highlights statewide infrastructure needs from July 2013 through June 2018. It puts a price tag for addressing those needs at a total of $42.3 billion statewide. This represents an increase of $4.1 billion or 10.7 percent since the previous inventory.
"Having adequate infrastructure – drinking water, sewer systems, flood control, a transportation network – drives our economy and where we live,” said Bill Moore, chairman of Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance. “An increase in jobs and economic competitiveness often follows new infrastructure investment. The converse impacts communities negatively because where there is troubled infrastructure, private investment lags.”
Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance shows statewide infrastructure needs in the following categories have grown to:
• Transportation & Utilities -- $25.9 billion
• Education -- $8.5 billion
• Health, Safety & Welfare -- $5 billion
• Recreation & Culture -- $1.7 billion
• General Government -- $721 million
• Economic Development -- $508 million
• Total -- $42.3 billion
“Consistent maintenance and growth are required for our aging infrastructure in Tennessee and across the nation,” said Moore. “There is a vital need to stay ahead of failures in these systems to avoid disruption that cause loss of time and productivity to our citizens.”
Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance is Tennessee's advocate for adequate infrastructure. Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance helps bring awareness of the need for communities to plan to accommodate growth and promote commerce and safety.