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Major upgrade coming to Lamar Avenue
Major upgrade coming to Lamar Avenue
Posted on 06/05/2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation today awarded a $71.2 million grant to fund a major upgrade of Lamar Avenue.

Mayor Jim Strickland issued this statement on the news:

"Simply put, this will mean more jobs and more economic growth for Memphis.

"Greater capacity for Lamar means quicker and more efficient routing of goods in this important distribution sector of our city. It will also mean more traffic to the BNSF intermodal freight facility. This is a vitally important part not only of our city's transportation network, but the entire country's too.

"This has been a priority of ours since we took office, and so many legislators and business community partners have been instrumental in landing this important project. I thank them all for their efforts."

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