Transportation

TDOT Halts Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for Labor Day Weekend

Friday, August 29, 2014 | 04:58 pm

Holiday Travelers Won’t Be Slowed by Road Construction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the busy Labor Day holiday travel period.  Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, August 29, through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.

East Tennessee Construction Report for August 28-September 3, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 01:26 pm

 

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129/ SR 115 between Louisville Road and Payne Avenue: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary daytime lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this area as crews install longitudinal cable barrier in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

TDOT Commisisoner Schroer Announces Air Quality Grants

Friday, August 22, 2014 | 12:23 pm

CMAQ Grants Will Fund Diverse Group of Projects that Reduce Congestion and Improve Air Quality

Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of over $27 million in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) grants in 11 communities across the state. The 31 grants will fund a wide range of transportation projects designed to reduce congestion and improve air quality.

Parts of East and Middle Tennessee Construction

Friday, August 22, 2014 | 08:42 am

AUGUST 21 – AUGUST 27, 2014

BRADLEY COUNTY, I-75 construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee Beam Bridge, including grading, drainage and paving at the Exit 20 interchange (U.S. 64 Bypass East, U.S. 74 East, SR-311, APD-40) (LM 4.86) in Cleveland:  Work continues on this project.  Traffic has been shifted to the new temporary alignment at the I-75 southbound exit ramp and onto the first phase of the new bridge over I-75.  During this report period, the contractor will continue nighttime demolition operations on the original bridge over I-75.  These will begin after 9:30PM and end by 6AM.  When necessary, they will detour traffic using the ramps while spans over the interstate are lifted with a crane.  They will continue this work during the allowed nighttime hours until the old superstructure has been entirely removed.  Additionally, the contractor will be working on clearing and drainage and doing bridge work during this report period.  Any work requiring interstate lane closures is limited to Sunday through Thursday nights between 7PM - 6AM.  Signs will be posted and flaggers will assist with traffic control if needed.  THP will assist with traffic control as necessary during interstate lane closures.  Estimated project completion date is November 2015.

East Tennessee Construction Report for August 21-27, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 03:02 pm

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129/ SR 115 between Louisville Road and Payne Avenue: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary daytime lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this area as crews install longitudinal cable barrier in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

Governor Haslam Announces Safe Routes to School Grants for 17 Communities

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 01:38 pm

Funds to Encourage Elementary and Middle School Students to Walk and Bike

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Safe Routes to School funding totaling $1.8 million for 17 municipalities in Tennessee.  The grants will be used by multiple schools to improve sidewalks, crosswalks, signs, and fund safe walking and biking educational activities.  The Safe Routes to School Program is a statewide initiative designed to make bicycling and walking to school a safer, more appealing and healthier alternative for students.

TDOT and Wilson County Prepare for Fair Traffic

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 01:18 pm

Hundreds of Thousands Expected to Attend

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is gearing up for heavy traffic expected on Tennessee roadways as a result of the Wilson County Fair, which begins Friday, August 15, and runs through Saturday, August 23, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.