Transportation

Mack Hatcher Parkway Public Meeting Rescheduled

Friday, March 27, 2015 | 10:20 am

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) public meeting regarding the western extension of State Route 397 (Mack Hatcher Memorial Parkway), from US 31 (SR 6, Columbia Pike) south of Franklin to US 431 (SR 106, Hillsboro Road) north of Franklin in Williamson County, has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 16, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Pearre Creek Elementary School. The meeting will be held in the school’s gymnasium at 1811 Townsend Boulevard in Franklin. This meeting was rescheduled due to inclement weather on the initial date of March 5, 2015.

TDOT Reminds Motorists: In Work Zones - Expect the Unexpected

Monday, March 23, 2015 | 09:11 am

National Work Zone Awareness Week March 23-27

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the nation to remind motorists to expect the unexpected in highway work zones. TDOT will spread that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week (March 23-27) in an effort to improve safety in Tennessee’s interstate and highway construction and maintenance work zones.

TDOT Launches Plan for Statewide Pothole Repair

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 10:41 am


Repair Locations Will Be Posted Online Daily


NASHVILLE – A series of brutal winter storms followed by heavy rainfall amounts have created an abundance of potholes along Tennessee’s interstates and state highways. With warmer temperatures in the forecast over the coming days, TDOT is launching a massive effort using all available manpower to repair the damaged areas as quickly as possible.


TDOT Applauds Public's Participation in Overhead Sign Message Contest

Monday, February 09, 2015 | 09:53 am

Winning Messages Selected after Thousands of Votes

NASHVILLE – Thanks to enormous public participation, TDOT has selected five winning messages for the first ever Dynamic Message Sign Contest. Nearly 3,400 message entries were submitted last month. Over the last two weeks, more than 9,000 votes were cast for the 15 messages selected as finalists. The messages covered issues such as distracted driving, seatbelt usage, impaired driving, speeding and aggressive driving.

I-65 in Williamson County to Close This Weekend for Bridge Work

Thursday, February 05, 2015 | 10:10 am

Traffic to Utilize On- & Off-Ramps at Peytonsville Road

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close a short section of Interstate 65 and State Route 248 (Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) in Franklin this weekend for bridge construction. During the closures, traffic will use the on- and off-ramps at SR 248. The work is scheduled as follows:

  • Saturday, February 7, 6:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – I-65 southbound (only) and SR 248 bridge over I-65 will be closed.
  • Sunday, February 8, 6:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – I-65 northbound (only) and SR 248 bridge over I-65 will be closed.

Ramp Closure Scheduled for I-24E to I-65N in Davidson County

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 | 03:00 pm
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Ramp to Remain Closed through Construction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close the ramp from Interstate 24 eastbound (Exit 44B) to Interstate 65 northbound, north of Nashville, for construction.

Weather permitting, the ramp will close on Thursday, February 5, at 8:00 p.m. The ramp will remain closed through October 2015.

Partners Join Statewide to Remind Tennesseans to Avoid Destructive Decisions this Super Bowl Weekend

Friday, January 30, 2015 | 10:01 am

Tennessee – Super Bowl weekend is an exciting time for people to come together and celebrate. As those celebrations take place, partners across the state are reminding Tennesseans to plan ahead and designate sober drivers. The Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, the Franklin Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol joined the Tennessee Titans today to share a unified message: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl Sunday.

Voting Begins Today for Overhead Sign Message Contest

Monday, January 26, 2015 | 10:57 am

Voters Can Choose From 15 Finalists

NASHVILLE – Voting begins today to choose the winners from TDOT’s first ever Dynamic Message Sign Contest. Over the past two weeks, TDOT has received more than 3,400 entries for possible safety messages for the overhead signs located across Tennessee. The entries were narrowed down to 15 messages that cover safety issues such as distracted driving, seatbelt usage, impaired driving, speeding, and aggressive driving.

Traffic Shift Planned for Lebanon Town Square

Friday, January 16, 2015 | 03:00 pm

Square Temporarily Closed to Traffic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will shift traffic at the intersection of US 231 (Cumberland Street) and US 70 (Main Street), known as the Lebanon Town Square, in Wilson County this weekend. In preparation of the shift and ongoing construction, the square will be temporarily closed.

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