Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance Spotlights Report On Cannon County Structure

An organization wants citizens and public officials to review the infrastructure needs for Cannon County as profiled in a Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Report: “Building Tennessee’s Tomorrow:Anticipating the State’s Infrastructure Needs.”   The Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance says that in Cannon County 72 projects were reported that still require funding. Those projects come at an estimated total investment of $127,699,928. Projects can include infrastructure needs such as transportation networks, storm water control, public school buildings, drinking water and sewer systems. Transportation $121.5 million  Industrial Sites and Parks $3.0 million Water and Wastewater $2.6 million Public Health Facilities $300,000 School Renovations & Replacements$205,736.  TACIR’s infrastructure report is the twelfth in a series on infrastructure that began in the late 1990s. Released in June, the report highlights statewide infrastructure needs from July 2012 through June 2017. It puts a price tag for addressing those needs at a total of $38.8 billion statewide. This represents an increase of $1.3 billion or 3.5% since the previous inventory., “Adequate infrastructure drives Tennessee’s economy and allows it to be one of the fastest growing in the nation. Without adequate infrastructure – drinking water, sewer systems, flood control, a transportation network – we couldn’t live, build, travel or learn as we want,” said Bill Moore, Chairman of TN Infrastructure Alliance. “Because so much of our infrastructure was built long ago it’s easy to forget it needs consistent maintenance and growth to support our way of life here in Tennessee.”  And while the report shows the various projects the County needs, a big reminder is that the biggest hurdle on getting these projects completed is due to lack of funding.