TDOT Completes 2012 Statewide “Projects Tours”

Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 09:00 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer has completed the second annual statewide tour of projects in each of TDOT’s four regions. The week-long tours, which began in mid-August in Cannon County, concluded last week in Sullivan County. The tours were designed to give local, state, and transportation officials an opportunity to view projects under construction in their areas and to learn more about future projects announced earlier this year in TDOT’s Three Year Program.

“Having strong partnerships with local governments across the state allows TDOT to better identify the transportation needs in each community and to invest in projects that have the most positive impacts for these areas,” said Commissioner Schroer. “These regional projects tours have provided me and other staff members an invaluable opportunity to meet face-to-face with local and state leaders and have productive discussions about improving Tennessee’s transportation system.”

Over the course of 16 days, the TDOT Projects Tour logged over 3,200 miles, making stops in 43 Tennessee counties and viewing 99 projects either under construction or under development. Sixty-six city and county mayors joined the tour, as well as 50 members of the Tennessee General Assembly, along with representatives from Tennessee’s Congressional Delegation. Several staff members from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development also joined the tours.

“These tours were ambitious and required a tremendous amount of planning and coordination by TDOT staff,” added Schroer. “The excellent participation we had all across the state proves it was well worth the effort.”

For more on the TDOT Regional Projects Tours, please visit http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/tour/.

 

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For more information:

B.J. Doughty

TDOT, Director of Community Relations

Office 615.741.7736

Mobile 615.714.8556

BJ.Doughty@tn.gov