West 7th Street Project Announced
The City of Columbia was selected by Governor Haslam to receive a Transportations Alternative Program Grant for a West 7th Street Multi-Modal Streetscape Project. State Representative Sheila Butt, Representative David Shepard, Senator Joey Hensley, and Senator Jim Tracy presented the check to City Officials on August the 7th, 2015. The project will consist of 80% Federal funds and 20% Local funds for a total of $1,156,691.50 estimated project construction cost.
The following related story appeared in the Columbia Daily Herald on Sunday, August 9, 2015
City receives $1 million check
By JAY POWELL
A $1 million transportation grant will help shape the city of Columbia’s quality of life with improvements along West 7th Street in Columbia, officials said at a ceremony at the Memorial Building last week.
State Rep. Sheila Butt, Rep. Joey Hensley, Sen. Jim Tracy and Sen. David Sheppard joined Columbia officials and architects from Ragan-Smith, the firm hired to helm the project, to donate the check for $959,050 signed by Gov. Bill Haslam.
“Every year, the Columbia City Council goes through a strategic planning process in which the council identifies goals for the upcoming year they want to achieve in the community to make Columbia a better place to live,” City Manager Tony Massey said. “One of those goals was the West 7th Street streetscaping project. It’s very exciting to stand here this morning and tell you that this goal has just about become a reality.”
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Public Infrastructure Improvement Program
With the 2013-2014 budget, Columbia City Council Members approved $1.8 million in infrastructure projects. The projects, ranging from sidewalk replacement to major drainage system repairs, will be completed over the next three years. The program includes projects in each of the city’s five wards.
Columbia residents can follow these projects in two ways. First, residents are invited to periodically check the city website for news and photos of recent projects. Second, residents should look for the orange and red Columbia “Works” logo posted on signs at work sites; these signs will be posted only when the improvements are being done as a part of the Columbia Works program.
The City of Columbia (Population: 34,681, Source: 2010 Census) is located approximately 45 miles south of Nashville in the heart of Maury County. Our city offers something for everyone, whether your interest is historical homes, sports, antiques, shopping, or mules. Did someone say mules?
That's right! A week in April is devoted entirely to the four-legged animal that played such an instrumental role in the settlement of our community. The annual Mule Day Parade attracts over one hundred thousand spectators from throughout the United States and abroad.
Columbia is also the ancestral home of the eleventh president of the United States, James K. Polk. The Polk home is located just two blocks from the center of town.
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