Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Applauds Major Grant for Rebuilding Lamar Avenue

June 5, 2018
Press Release
$71.2 million will facilitate truck traffic, create jobs

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today applauded the announcement that Memphis has been awarded a $71.2 million U.S. Department of Transportation Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant for roadway repairs and capacity upgrades to Lamar Avenue, a regionally and nationally important intermodal freight corridor in the Distribution Hub of America, the City of Memphis. He made the following statement:

“This is a huge win for Memphis and will be a game-changer for our city and the region. This project has been a priority of the business and governmental communities for my entire time in Congress. The improvements to Lamar, from the Mississippi State Line to Getwell, will facilitate truck traffic in and out of the BNSF intermodal freight facility, creating efficiencies in the movement of goods enhancing future growth and development. In a word, that means jobs.

“I am delighted to have been in a position to work with Transportation officials in bringing this major redevelopment project to the 9th Congressional District.”

Congressman Cohen is a senior member of the House Committee on Transportation as well as the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.