Transportation

TDOT Announces Projects for December Bid Letting

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | 10:27 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has released the projects for which it will accept bids on December 6, 2013.


TDOT will open bids on a total of 43 contracts, including 62 projects in 86 counties. TDOT will initiate resurfacing projects on several Tennessee interstate corridors, including I-75 in Campbell and Knox Counties and I-65 in Maury County. Bids will also be received on a number of maintenance projects such as guardrail repair and installation, concrete repair, and drain cleaning. 


Governor Haslam Recognizes Four Veteran State Employees and Pays Tribute to More than 525,000 Tennessee Veterans

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 | 12:30 pm
State Veteran employee honorees Chris Christianson, John Smalls, James Payne
State Veteran employee honorees Chris Christianson, John Smalls, James Payne

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston of the Tennessee Military Department today to recognize four veteran state employees and more than 525,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras.  The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville.

TDOT gets National Honors for Targeting Dangerous Intersections with New, Safer J-Turns

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 | 10:47 am

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


RECEIVES NATIONAL HONORS


Targets Dangerous Intersections with New, Safer J-Turns


(Washington, DC) -- At an awards ceremony on Capitol Hill, the Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today recognized the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for its efforts to improve safety at dangerous intersections by implementing new J-Turn designs.

Market Street Bridge in Chattanooga to Undergo Quarterly Testing this Sunday

Thursday, October 24, 2013 | 01:31 pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will conduct quarterly testing on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, October 27, 2013, during which time the bridge will be closed to through traffic.  From 8:00 a.m. EDT to no later than 2:00 p.m. EDT, the bridge will be closed to traffic as the testing is performed. 

Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances delay the inspection, it will be rescheduled to take place at a later date.  Drivers are advised to use the Olgiati Bridge or the Veterans Bridge as alternate routes while the Market Street Bridge is closed.

I-40 West Reduced to One Lane in Davidson County This Weekend

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 02:33 pm

 


I-40 West Reduced to One Lane in Davidson County This Weekend


Elm Hill Pike Bridge Repairs Begin Friday Night at 8 p.m.


 


NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will reduce Interstate 40 West in Davidson County to one lane this weekend in order to perform repairs to the Elm Hill Pike Bridge that crosses over I-40 at mile marker 217, which is located between the Stewarts Ferry Pike and Donelson Pike exits.  I-40 West at mile marker 217 will be reduced to one lane from Friday, October 25th at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, October 28th at 6:00 a.m.


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.