The city of Dickson is hoping that the state will agree to pay for the relocation of Marshall Stuart Drive as an industrial access road. The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s proposed Traffic System Management improvements for Highway 46 include moving the intersection of Marshall Stuart Drive to the south side of First Federal Bank to align with the drive to Oakmont Elementary School. But under the TSM proposal, that is listed as a “non-participating project,” meaning the state is not planning to pay the estimated $1.3 million cost, which would be left up to the city. But at Monday night’s meeting, the Dickson City Council approved a State Industrial Access application to have Marshall Stuart Drive declared an industrial access project that would help create new jobs, qualifying it for state funds under the Industrial Highway Act of 1959. City Administrator Rydell Wesson said with plans to expand Truform Manufacturing on Churchfield Drive, Lewis Lumber and Milling’s plan to build a new operation on Sanker Drive and the recent announcement of an industry only identified at this point as Project TNT planning to open in the old Wabash alloys facility on Printwood Drive, the application should qualify under the industrial access funds. “If the state recognizes that as an industrial access and accepts the application, then they’ll do the project. The city will share only in the right-of-way costs at 50 percent,” said Wesson. Wesson said the city could know whether its application has been approved by the time TDOT representatives make their official TSM presentation at the council’s Finance and Management Committee meeting on Nov. 18. Mayor Don Weiss scheduled an adjourned session of the council for after the committee meeting in case the city needs to vote on moving ahead with any of the non-participating projects that are part of the TSM plan.