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.

  1. Nashville Area Projects
  2. Clarksville Area PROJECTS
  3. TDOT STATEWIDE Projects

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.

Amendments & Modifications

Contact Information

Federal Grant Obligation Tracking

Archived Programs