Tennessee receives $11 million for Interstate 40 project

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s Department of Transportation is receiving $11.2 million for installation of closed-circuit cameras and other devices along Interstate 40.

U.S. Rep. David Kustoff’s office in a statement Monday that the federal transportation grant will fund a project to install 143 miles of fiber optic communications in 10 counties that sit along a heavily traveled stretch of I-40 between Memphis and Nashville.

The project will include the deployment of closed circuit TV cameras, dynamic message signs, road weather sensors, and other technology.

Included in the project are Fayette, Haywood, Madison, Henderson, Carroll, Decatur, Benton, Humphreys, Hickman and Dickson counties.

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