Transportation

TDOT Breaks Ground on New Welcome Center on I-26

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 12:43 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer and Tennessee Department of Tourist Development (TDTD) Commissioner Susan Whitaker joined state and local officials in Sullivan County today to break ground for a new welcome center on Interstate 26. The new welcome center will be located at mile marker 5, and is expected to open to the public in the summer of 2014.


“This new welcome center in Sullivan County will play a major role in welcoming visitors to Tennessee,” said TDOT Commissioner Schroer. “The Interstate 26 corridor is the primary route to several tourist destinations, including the Cherokee National Forest. I’m pleased to see construction begin on this important project.”


TDOT Announces New Multimodal Access Fund

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 09:21 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is pleased to announce the creation of the Multimodal Access Fund. The Multimodal Access Fund is a new program to support the transportation needs of transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists through infrastructure projects that address existing gaps along the state highway network.


“This fund is designed to help communities provide transportation choices for people across Tennessee,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “Improving the facilities for walking, biking, and transit is essential to the continued growth and success of our towns and cities.”


I-26 Welcome Center Groundbreaking Will be Held on October 23

Monday, October 21, 2013 | 02:25 pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer and Tennessee Department of Tourist Development (TDTD) Commissioner Susan Whitaker will join state and local officials in Sullivan County on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 to break ground on the future I-26 Welcome Center, which is located between mile markers 5 and 6.

Departments of Transportation, Safety & Homeland Security Take Action to Help Reduce Traffic Fatalities in Tennessee

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 10:59 am

NASHVILLE --- The commissioners of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) today announced specific actions their agencies are taking to help curb the number of traffic fatalities in Tennessee. As of October 17, there have been 800 people killed on Tennessee roadways in 2013. That is the same number of fatalities this same time last year.

Agencies Announce $85,000 in Green Development Grants

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 08:58 am

Four Innovative Green Infrastructure and Low-Impact Development Projects Chosen

Nashville – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, in partnership with the Tennessee Stormwater Association, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Department of Transportation, today awarded $85,000 to four local governments to fund green infrastructure and low-impact development projects beginning January 2014.

East Tennessee Construction Report for October 10-16, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 08:56 am

ANDERSON COUNTY, I-75 North and South near Mile Marker 129 in Lake City: On Sunday, October 13, 2013 through Thursday, October 17, 2013, motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform work through this bridge repair project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

TDOT to Hold Informational Meetings for Upcoming I-40/240 Project in Memphis

Friday, October 04, 2013 | 08:44 am

WHAT:          The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will host two community meetings to discuss the I-40/I-240, Phase ll Interchange Project that will begin this fall in east Memphis. The public is encouraged to attend the following meetings:


• Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
        St. Ann Catholic Church Community Center
     6520 Stage Road
     Bartlett, TN 38134
    
• Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
      Oak Grove M.B. Church
     7289 Highway 64
     Bartlett, TN 38133


East Tennessee Construction Report for October 3-9, 2013

Thursday, October 03, 2013 | 12:30 pm

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 411/ SR 35 between S. Washington Street and Wilcox Street: Motorists should be alert for changing conditions in this area. SR 35 Eastbound is closed to thru traffic and detoured around this widening project. Eastbound motorists should follow posted detour route.  SR 35 Westbound will remain open and motorists should be alert for possible traffic shifts in this direction.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

Second Series of Public Meetings for I-24 Corridor Study Begins Tonight

Thursday, October 03, 2013 | 09:08 am

Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is working to complete the Interstate 24 Multimodal Corridor Study. The goal of the study is to identify short and long-term solutions for improving problem spots along the entire 185 mile I-24 corridor from the Kentucky state line to I-75 in Hamilton County. It is anticipated that this study will be completed in January 2014.



TDOT is conducting a second series of public meetings in cities along the I-24 corridor to present preliminary findings from the study and receive comments from public and key stakeholders. Each meeting will run from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.


East Tennessee Construction Report for September 26-October 2, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013 | 01:33 pm

ANDERSON COUNTY, I-75 North and South near Mile Marker 129 in Lake City: On Sunday, September 29, 2013 and Monday, September 30, 2013, motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform work through this bridge repair project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.