Transportation

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.

TDOT Announces Projects for October Bid Letting

Monday, September 23, 2013 | 09:25 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has released the projects for which it will accept bids on October 18, 2013.


TDOT will open bids on a total of 53 contracts, including 86 projects in 95 counties. TDOT will initiate resurfacing projects on several Tennessee interstate corridors, including I-40, I-81, I-75, I-24, and I-65. Bids will also be received on a number of maintenance projects such as cable barrier repair, bridge repair and intersection improvements.


East Tennessee Construction Report for September 19-25, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013 | 08:26 am


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.

Governor Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for City of Dickson

Thursday, September 12, 2013 | 02:07 pm

Governor Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for City of Dickson


Grant to Fund Downtown Revitalization Phase III


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $595,461 transportation alternative grant to the city of Dickson for Phase III of the Downtown Revitalization Project.

East Tennessee Construction Report for September 12-18, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013 | 12:53 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.

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

Thursday, September 05, 2013 | 08:19 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 | 08:02 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 | 02:38 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.