Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for 2016-2018

Thursday, April 09, 2015 | 09:55 am

Program Reflects Continued Federal Funding Uncertainty


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today released the three year transportation program, featuring approximately $1.2 billion in infrastructure investments for 39 individual project phases in 32 counties, as well as 15 statewide programs.

Say "Thumbs Down" to Texting & Driving during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 07, 2015 | 09:44 am

Tennessee – April is designated as national Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and representatives from Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated joined today to share a unified message: Thumbs Down to Texting and Driving.

New Traffic Pattern for State Route 109 Intersection in Sumner County

Monday, March 30, 2015 | 09:00 am

Access Restricted from Old Highway 109 and Scotty Parker Road

GALLATIN, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will construct a new traffic pattern on State Route 109 at Old Highway 109 and Scotty Parker Road in Sumner County this week. Once the traffic pattern is in place, drivers coming from the cross streets of Old Highway 109 and Scotty Parker Road will only be able to make right turns.

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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.