Comptroller report shows TDOT backlogged projects
An audit by Tennessee’s comptroller finds the state department of transportation faces staffing shortages and billions of dollars in project backlogs. The new report found that it would take about 50 years for TDOT to complete road projects worth $16 billion. Lawmakers questioned TDOT officials about the audit in Nashville on Tuesday. TDOT says it agrees with the audit’s findings, and that he agency will now take steps to mitigate the issues moving forward. There is some good news in the audit as over 94 percent of all roads in Tennessee are considered in ‘acceptable conditions.’ That’s the highest rate in the southeastern U.S.