Transportation

Governor Haslam Announces $2.1 Million in Safe Routes to School Grants

Thursday, September 05, 2013 | 09:19 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Safe Routes to School funding totaling $2.1 for 15 municipalities in Tennessee.  The funds will be used by multiple schools to improve sidewalks, crosswalks, signs and safe walking and biking educational activities.  The Safe Routes to School Program is a statewide initiative designed to make bicycling and walking to school a safer, more appealing and healthier alternative for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Battery Lane Bridge Replacement Completed on Time

Wednesday, September 04, 2013 | 09:02 am

Battery Lane Bridge Replacement Completed on Time


Bridge now open to traffic again


Nashville, Tenn. –The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) in partnership with Metro Nashville Public Works have completed the total replacement of the Battery Lane Bridge over the West Fork Brown’s Creek.   The bridge is now back open to traffic.

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.