The State of Tennessee is giving Bedford County $4 million in funds to construct all the roads in the soon-to-be-expanded 231 North Industrial Park, members of Bedford County Commission’s Finance Committee were told Tuesday.
No matching funds are required from the county, County Mayor Chad Graham said.
That state contribution alone makes the purchase of industrial land by the county and City of Shelbyville worth the cost, in Graham’s view.
The county just built roads to access industrial property in the past, but is now building a “comprehensive road system,” Graham said.
The plan will allow full access and visibility from U.S. 231 North to Frank Martin Road; will eliminate the ‘S’ curve on Frank Martin Road; and will move traffic to and from adjoining Walmart Distribution Center off Frank Martin Road.
“This is getting more and more exciting,” Commissioner Don Gallagher said of the increasing industrial and growth activity in Bedford County.
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