Transportation

East Tennessee Construction Report for April 17-23, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 09:18 am

ANDERSON COUNTY, SR 116 to SR 330 in Campbell County: Beginning Monday, April 21, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform work through this safety improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

Work Zone Awareness Week 2014

Monday, April 07, 2014 | 09:36 am

TDOT Reminds Motorists: Work Zone Speeding – A Costly Mistake
National Work Zone Awareness Week April 7-11

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the nation to remind motorists of the dangers of speeding through work zones. TDOT will spread that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 7-11) in an effort to improve safety in Tennessee’s interstate and highway construction and maintenance work zones.

TDOT Reminds Motorists - Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake

Friday, April 04, 2014 | 09:59 am

Jackson, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will hold an event for National Work Zone Awareness Week on Monday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m.  The event will be held at the Region 4 Complex.  During the event, TDOT will remember the 109 employees who lost their lives in the line of duty.


The family of Mr. Scott Jones, the TDOT employee who was killed in the line of duty this past August will be present as we unveil his name on the plaque of the TDOT employees who have fallen.


TDOT Updates Transportation Improvement Plan

Thursday, April 03, 2014 | 01:08 pm

Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for


2015-2017


Conservative Program Reflects Federal Funding Uncertainty


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today released the three-year transportation program, featuring approximately $1.5 billion in infrastructure investments for 59 individual project phases in 41 counties, as well as 14 statewide programs.

TDOT Releases Transportation Improvement Plan for 2015-2017

Thursday, April 03, 2014 | 01:05 pm

Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for


2015-2017


Conservative Program Reflects Federal Funding Uncertainty


 


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today released the three-year transportation program, featuring approximately $1.5 billion in infrastructure investments for 59 individual project phases in 41 counties, as well as 14 statewide programs.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Office Announces April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Monday, March 31, 2014 | 09:14 am

Nashville, Tenn. - April is National Distracted Driving Awareness and Enforcement Month.  Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways.  This risky activity can divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving, while endangering the safety of the driver, passengers, and bystanders. 



In 2012, there were 3,328 people killed and 421,000 injured nationwide in crashes involving distracted driving.  In 2013, there were 18,761 traffic crashes including 54 fatalities as a result of distracted driving in Tennessee.  

TDOT HELP Trucks Heading to Bristol

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 09:11 am

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will be sending special “HELP” to the Tri-Cities this weekend to assist with the heavy traffic expected in conjunction with NASCAR events at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16.