Federal funds to upgrade Chattanooga bridge


Chattanooga’s Wilco Boulevard Bridge River to Ridge Mobility Project is one of several projects that will share in $2.2 billion in federal funds from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that the program will replace the Wilcox Boulevard bridge, which has deteriorated in condition. The renovations will allow freight trucks to have safe and efficient movement through the tunnel. Trucks have been banned in the tunnel since 2011 due to safety concern. Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly has said using federal funds to fi the bridge has been one of his top infrastructure priorities.