I-65 interchange in Tennessee draws US transportation grant

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal grant of $25 million has been awarded to build a new interchange on Interstate 65 in Tennessee.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the funding Tuesday. The funds come from a program to support infrastructure projects across the country. A total of $1.5 billion was appropriated this year for the grants.

The Transportation Department said the Tennessee project will construct a new diverging diamond interchange on I-65 between Saturn Parkway, or State Road 396, and I-840. There will also be an extension of Buckner Road to connect to the new interchange.