Transportation

Truck Restrictions on “The Dragon” in Blount County; Limits for commercial vehicles longer than 30 feet on US 129 (SR 115)

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 | 10:45 am

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Following the completion of an operational and safety review, the Tennessee Department of Transportation has determined that vehicles over 30 feet in length will no longer be allowed to utilize a mountainous section of US 129 (SR 115) in Blount County, known as “The Dragon.”

East Tennessee Construction Report for November 26-December 3, 2014

Monday, December 01, 2014 | 07:40 am

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 100-Year Mobile Exhibit Coming to a Town Near You

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | 10:02 am
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Scheduled Events along Memphis to Bristol Highway, the State’s First Road

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is continuing its year-long Centennial Celebration with a mobile transportation museum exhibit that will travel from one end of the state to the other along the Memphis to Bristol Highway (SR 1), Tennessee’s first road.

No Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, November 24, 2014 | 11:52 am

TDOT Halts All Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period

NASHVILLE – Thanksgiving travelers will not be slowed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.  All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 26 through 6:00 a.m. Monday, December 1.

East Tennessee Construction Report for November 20-26, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 03:16 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.