Transportation

Haslam Announces TDOT, TDEC Grants for Franklin County

Monday, July 21, 2014 | 01:37 pm

Grants total almost $500,000 for downtown revitalization in Winchester, improvements in Tims Ford State Park and new lights for Decherd Babe Ruth field 


WINCHESTER – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced three grants totaling nearly $500,000 for revitalization efforts in downtown Winchester, renovations to campsites and trails in Tims Ford State Park, and to replace the lights at the Babe Ruth field in Decherd. 
 
“We want Tennessee to continue to be the very best place to live, work and raise a family, and projects like these are key to making that a reality,” Haslam said. “Making downtown areas more inviting and accessible and providing opportunities to experience nature and enjoy outdoor activities enhances the lives of Tennesseans and helps us attract more visitors to our state.”

Haslam Announces TDEC, TDOT Grants for Blount County

Friday, July 18, 2014 | 01:38 pm

 
Grants to fund John Sevier Pool Renovation and Alcoa’s Pedestrian Extension Project
 
ALCOA –Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced two grants totaling nearly $1 million to renovate the John Sevier Pool in Maryville and improve the pedestrian experience in Alcoa.
 
“Building new trails and sidewalks and improving a community pool helps promote recreational and healthy ways for residents and visitors to get out and enjoy their neighborhoods, and they’re important to making Tennessee the best place to live, work and raise a family,” Haslam said.

Haslam Announces Grants For Waynesboro and Wayne County

Thursday, July 17, 2014 | 11:56 am

Grants total more than $587,000 for energy efficiency improvements, downtown revitalization


WAYNESBORO – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced two grants totaling more than $587,000 for downtown revitalization in Wayne County and energy efficiency improvements at the Green River Surface Water Treatment Plant in Waynesboro.


“These types of projects are critical to strengthening our communities,” Haslam said. “Increasing energy efficiencies saves taxpayer dollars and reduces air emissions and creating a more pedestrian-oriented environment improves our cities’ and towns’ livability and quality of life for Tennesseans.”

East Tennessee Construction Report for July 17-23, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014 | 10:21 am

ANDERSON COUNTY, SR 116 to SR 330 in Campbell County: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform work through this safety improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

Middle Tennessee Weekly Construction Lane Closure July 17-23, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014 | 08:59 am

CHEATHAM COUNTY, Bridge Replacement on I-40 over the Harpeth River

  • Thursday July 17 and Friday July 18 and Sunday July 20 through Wednesday July 23, 9PM-6AM, I-40 will be reduced to one lane in both directions from MM 189 to MM 191 in order to perform milling and paving operations to stabilize shoulders and to shift traffic to the outside lanes.

Middle Tennessee Weekly Construction Lane Closure July 10-16, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 04:14 pm

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Repair on I-65 over CSX Railroad, Rivergate Pkwy, Long Hollow Pike, E Cedar Street, & Mansker Creek

  • Thursday July 10 through Wednesday July 16, 8PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on I-65, northbound and southbound, between MM 96 and MM 99 in order to seal joints on the ramps.
  • Friday July 11, 8PM through Monday July 14, 6AM, There will be lane closures on I-65, northbound and southbound, between MM 96 and MM 99, at CSX Railroad and Rivergate Pkwy, in order to perform deck repairs and replace the median barrier wall.  At least two lanes will remain open in each direction. 

East Tennessee Construction Report for July 10-16, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 12:35 pm


ANDERSON COUNTY, SR 116 to SR 330 in Campbell County: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform work through this safety improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grants for Grundy County

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | 01:58 pm

Grants fund improvements in Monteagle and Tracy City
 
MONTEAGLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today nearly $820,000 in two transportation alternative grants for Monteagle and Tracy City to connect downtown districts to trails and make other enhancements.
 
The town of Monteagle was awarded a $216,320 grant for the Pedestrian Corridor Extension Project. The project will install approximately 2,000 feet of 5-foot sidewalks on the east side of Highway 64 beginning at Dubose Street heading south to Elgin Drive. The sidewalk will extend access to the multiuse trail and park in downtown Monteagle. A new pedestrian crosswalk will also be created across Highway 64 at the Monteagle City Ball Park.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Dunlap

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | 01:55 pm

Project to connect residential areas with downtown business district and educational centers
 
DUNLAP – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today a $591,141 transportation alternative grant to the city of Dunlap to connect residential areas near Coops Creek with the downtown business district and educational centers.
 
Phase II of the Coops Creek Greenway Project is located at the beginning of Highway 127 and continues along the edge of the creek. It will include parking, bicycle racks, and a gathering area for public events.