Transportation

TDOT Ready to Tackle Winter Weather

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 | 01:51 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow this season. Over the last several weeks, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks for the winter season.

Got Something Clever to Say About Highway Safety?

Friday, January 02, 2015 | 12:13 pm

TDOT Offers Motorists the Chance to Create Messages for Overhead Signs

NASHVILLE – “Eyes on the Road & Head out of Your Apps”, “Buckle Up Y’all, It’s the Law”, and “Ho Ho Hold Your Calls”. Those are just a few of the overhead sign messages that have caught the attention of Tennessee motorists recently. Think you can come up with one better?

For the first time, TDOT will offer drivers the chance to craft their own highway safety messages. Beginning Monday January 5, TDOT will begin taking entries for the Dynamic Message Sign Contest. Entries will be considered for five highway safety categories: seatbelt usage, impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding, and aggressive driving.

TDOT Breaks Ground on US 64 Widening in Hardin County

Monday, December 22, 2014 | 03:22 pm
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U.S. 64 Widening GB 12-22-14 web.jpg

Construction begins on the last piece of the 266 mile route from Memphis to Chattanooga

JACKSON, Tenn.Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer joined state and local officials today in Hardin County to mark a major milestone in efforts to complete the US 64 corridor, breaking ground on the last widening project.

TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period

Friday, December 19, 2014 | 12:59 pm

No Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes from December 23 to January 5

NASHVILLE – Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. 

East Tennessee Construction Report for March 19-25, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 11:27 am

ANDERSON COUNTY, I-75 North between Mile Markers 126 and 130: On Monday, March 23, 2015, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform pothole patching.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, reduce speed and use extreme caution through this area.

East Tennessee Construction Report for March 12-18, 2015

Friday, March 13, 2015 | 09:30 am

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129 / SR 115 between W. Broadway Avenue and US 321: Motorists should be alert for road construction on Mall Road near Foothills Mall in Maryville.  Motorists should be alert for a lane closure on the southbound side of US 129 to be in place until work is complete.  A temporary lane closure is possible daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the northbound direction.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, use caution and expect potential delays in this area.