Transportation

TDOT Halts Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for Labor Day Weekend

Friday, August 30, 2013 | 03:38 pm

Holiday Travelers Won’t Be Slowed by Road Construction

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the busy Labor Day holiday travel period.  Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, August 30 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.

TDOT Commissioner Makes Statement on the James White Parkway Extension Project

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 02:52 pm

Statement from TDOT Commissioner John Schroer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Today’s action by the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) effectively stops work on the James White Parkway Extension Project.  Until today, TDOT continued work on the project because it was included in the Knoxville TPO’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  The project was developed in part to address safety and congestion issues along Chapman Highway.  We remain concerned that our efforts to improve conditions along Chapman Highway will not be sufficient now, and particularly in the future.

TDOT Commissioner Opens the Hurricane Bridge on SR-56 in DeKalb County

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | 02:16 pm
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TDOT Commissioner Opens the Hurricane Bridge on SR-56 in DeKalb County


Chattanooga, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer joined with state and local officials today to celebrate a milestone in the major bridge rehabilitation project on the Hurricane Bridge on State Route 56 over the Caney Fork River in DeKalb County.  After being down to only one lane for over two years to allow the contractor to safely work on the bridge, the project has progressed enough that the bridge can now be reopened to two lanes of traffic.

TDOT Announces 18 Aeronautics Grants for 18 Tennessee Airports

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | 01:04 pm

TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 18 Tennessee Airports


$14.2 Million Provides for Infrastructure and Other Improvements


NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $14.2 million have been approved for 18 Tennessee airports.


Governor Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Town of Jasper

Friday, August 16, 2013 | 10:59 am

Governor Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Town of Jasper


Grant to Fund Sidewalk Construction & Improvements


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $122,143 transportation alternative grant to the town of Jasper for the Betsy Pack Drive Sidewalk Construction and Improvement Project.