Roane County drivers will benefit from more than $800,000 in state grants for repairs and upgrades to more than 8 miles of roads this year.
The $200,000 provided by the state for road repair in 2015-16 has been augmented by about $610,000 for a total of $810,000.
The state started cutting back on road funding almost a decade ago.
This year’s bump in revenue was a one time bonus that will help make up for some of the cutbacks, said Roane County Executive Ron Woody.
“We’re tickled to have the extra money,” he said.