Projects and Improvements
All major transportation improvements scheduled for the Middle Tennessee area, particularly those funded with federal grants, must be programmed within a federally-certified Transportation Improvement Program prior to their implementation.
A Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a publicly-adopted four or five-year work program that lists all regionally significant and federally-funded projects by phase of work and year of implementation for activities to improve area highways and streets, public transportation services, and walking and bicycling conditions. Any project included in the TIP must be consistent with or be selected from an adopted long-range transportation plan. The TIP must be fiscally-constrained to a budget that includes anticipated revenues from current sources of funding.
There are two metropolitan Transportation Improvement Programs serving the greater Nashville and Middle Tennessee area, both certified by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration as part of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. The metropolitan TIPs are incorporated into the STIP by reference. The STIP provides information about transportation improvements scheduled for rural areas of the state.
GNRC is responsible only for the development and maintenance of the Transportation Improvement Program for the Nashville metropolitan area. To ensure seamless planning for the entire Middle Tennessee area, GNRC coordinates with TDOT and the Clarksville Urbanized Area MPO in the presentation of the information below.
Nashville Metropolitan Area TIP for FYs 2020-2023
The current Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Nashville metropolitan planning area was adopted by the Transportation Policy Board on October 16, 2019 to approve approximately $1 billion in federal, state, and local funding for transportation projects across Davidson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties.
- Adoption Resolution
- Documentation/ Appendices
- Transportation Improvement Programming Policies
- Interactive TIP Project Map and Database
Amendments & Modifications
- Email the Nashville TIP Coordinator
- (615) 862-8838
Federal Grant Obligation Tracking
Clarksville Metropolitan Area TIP for FYs 2020-2023
The current Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Clarksville metropolitan planning area was adopted by the the Clarksville Urbanized Area MPO Executive Board on October 31, 2019 to approve approximately $118 million in federal, state, and local funding for transportation projects across Montgomery County, TN and Christian County, KY.
- Email the Clarksville MPO
- (931) 645-7448
Federal Grant Obligation Tracking
Tennessee Program Development at TDOT
The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) contains a listing of all current and future highway improvement project phases across the State and is produced in accordance with federal laws and regulations. Its primary purpose is to disclose to the public and interested parties how federal grants will be used to improvement transportation across the state. Projects in Tennessee’s metropolitan areas are first identified in the metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program and incorporated into the STIP by reference. The STIP shows detailed information for projects scheduled for rural areas of the state.
In addition, TDOT manages the development of the Three-Year Work Program that is presented to the Tennessee General Assembly each year as part of the Governor’s Budget. The approved Three-Year Work Program represents the State’s commitment to revenues programmed in the federally-required State Transportation Improvement Program.
- TDOT Three-Year Work Program for FYs 2020-2022
- State Transportation Improvement Program for FYs 2017-2022
- Interactive Map of STIP Projects
- Learn More about Major TDOT Projects Underway in Middle Tennessee
IMPROVE ACT Projects
The Tennessee General Assembly passed the IMPROVE Act in 2017 in order to fund more than 900 back-logged transportation projects across the state. The legislation increased the state fuel taxes for the first time in more than two decades and authorized eligible counties to seek voter approval for additional funding for public transit. IMPROVE Act projects are also listed in the STIP or in the appropriate metropolitan area TIP.