Transportation

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Brownsville

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 12:15 pm

Grant to make improvements along eastern corridor in Haywood County city
 
BROWNSVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today a $506,556 grant to Brownsville for improvements along East Main Street, which leads into the city’s downtown business district and Haywood County Court Square.
 
The grant funds Phase II of the Brownsville Downtown Enhancement Project, replacing aging curbs and sidewalks with ADA accessible facilities. Decorative street lighting will also be added along the corridor.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Halls

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 11:00 am

Grant to make parking, landscaping and pedestrian improvements in Lauderdale County town
 
HALLS – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today a $411,471 grant to enhance the aesthetics of the downtown area, including the Caboose Park Museum.
 
The grant funds Phase IV of the Halls Downtown Improvement Project, which runs along North Church Street from the intersection of Main Street to East Tigrett Street and includes the creation of a trailhead parking facility, ADA improvements, sidewalk replacement, and native landscaping.

Haslam Announces Three TDOT Grants for Gibson County

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 09:32 am

Grants to Humboldt, Milan and Trenton for downtown improvements
 
TRENTON – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of three grants to Humboldt, Milan and Trenton for three downtown improvement projects.

“These improvements will provide increased and safer mobility, connecting pedestrians with everything these Gibson County cities have to offer,” Haslam said. “Downtowns are the heart of our communities, and these projects will help efforts to revitalize and enhance these areas for residents and visitors to enjoy.”

TDOT Commissioner Officially Opens SR-111 in Spencer, Van Buren County

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 10:04 am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer joined with state and local officials today to celebrate the official opening of the recently-completed SR-111 widening project in Spencer, Tenn.

The project widens 2.6 miles of SR-111 from two lanes to five lanes beginning south of SR-30 to south of Manus Road.  The project also includes the construction of a new bridge on SR-30 over SR 111.  Highways, Inc. from Brentwood, Tenn. was the contractor for the $11.8 million project.

“State Route 111 is a critical artery in Van Buren County and the entire region,” said Commissioner Schroer.  “I am pleased to be here today to join with our state and local partners to celebrate the successful completion of this important project.”

TDOT and THP Prepare for 2013 Bonnaroo Festival

Monday, June 10, 2013 | 11:31 am

NASHVILLE – For over a decade, the Middle Tennessee city of Manchester in Coffee County has hosted one of the most popular live music events in the country - the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.  The festival is a four-day, multi-stage music festival held on a 700-acre farm.  Thousands of people from all over the country make the yearly trip to attend the festival, and Manchester becomes their temporary home for several days in June.  As in years past, over 80,000 music lovers are expected to attend this year’s festival, which kicks off Thursday night, June 13, and winds down Sunday night, June 16.

With 80,000 festivalgoers converging on an old farm site in Coffee County, the area in and around Manchester always sees increased traffic throughout the festival.  As Manchester prepares to welcome a multitude of visitors, the Tennessee Department of Transportation and Tennessee Highway Patrol are gearing up for the extra traffic expected in the area.  TDOT and the THP are working closely with the Manchester Police Department, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and festival promoters to keep traffic moving on I-24 while also getting Bonnaroo attendees to their destination.

TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 10 Tennessee Airports

Tuesday, June 04, 2013 | 12:04 pm

NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $2.3 million have been approved for 10 Tennessee airports.

Airports receiving grants include:

Cleveland (Bradley County) – Cleveland Regional Jetport

Jackson (Madison County) – McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport
Cleveland (Bradley County) – Hardwick Field

Lawrenceburg (Lawrence County) – Lawrenceburg/Lawrence County Airport
Fayetteville (Lincoln County) – Fayetteville Municipal Airport

Paris (Henry County) – Henry County Airport
Hohenwald (Lewis County) – John A. Baker Field

Sevierville (Sevier County) – Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport
Sewanee (Franklin County) – University of the South-Franklin County Airport

Tullahoma (Coffee County) – Tullahoma Regional Airport

A Section of Battery Lane to Close for 90 Days

Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 11:18 am

Section of Battery Lane to Close Monday for Bridge Replacement

Detours Begin June 3rd for 90 Day Closure

Nashville, Tenn. –The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) in partnership with Metro Nashville Public Works will begin the second phase of construction to replace the Battery Lane Bridge over the West Fork Brown’s Creek on Monday, June 3, 2013.  TDOT will manage the construction of this $655,236 project for Metro Nashville.

State Route 56 Hurricane Bridge over Caney Fork River in DeKalb County to Close for Approximately 20 Hours

Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 09:47 am

Closure Necessary to Replace Bearing Pin on Bridge Pier

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will close the Hurricane Bridge on SR 56 over the Caney Fork River in DeKalb County to all traffic on Friday, May 31 beginning at 8:00 p.m. for approximately 20 hours.  The closure is necessary to allow the contractor to perform structural work that cannot be done with traffic driving on the bridge.

Decision Made for State Route 126 Project

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 02:29 pm

Updated May 30, 2013

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On Tuesday, May 28th, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced that Alternative B-Modified has been chosen as the preferred alignment for the State Route 126 (Memorial Boulevard) project in Sullivan County.

Three alternatives were presented during two public hearings that were held on December 11th, 2012. TDOT considered more than 200 comments received from the public during and after those hearings.