Transportation

TDOT Halts Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for Labor Day Weekend

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | 09:17 am
TDOT will halt lane closures for busy Labor Day Weekend.
TDOT will halt lane closures for busy Labor Day Weekend.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting 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, September 2 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.

“The Labor Day holiday marks the unofficial end of summer and is one of the busiest travel periods of the year,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “We want to ensure that the thousands of travelers using Tennessee’s roadways during this period arrive at their destinations quickly and safely without being impeded by road construction delays.”

Governor Haslam Announces Enhancement Grant for City of Pikeville

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | 02:00 pm

Grant to Fund Spring Street Pedestrian Project Phase II

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and TDOT Commissioner John Schroer are pleased to announce the award of a $596,056 transportation enhancement grant to the city of Pikeville for Phase II of the Spring Street Pedestrian Project.

TDOT Commissioner to Make Announcement in Pikeville

Monday, August 29, 2011 | 12:25 pm

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will join state and local officials in Pikeville, TN on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. CDT to make a special announcement concerning a major enhancement project. 

Tuesday’s event will take place at 2:00 p.m. CDT at the Bledsoe County Courthouse Plaza located at 3150 Main Street. The event will last approximately 30 minutes.

TDOT Commissioner to Make Announcement in Decatur

Monday, August 29, 2011 | 12:19 pm

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will join state and local officials in Decatur, TN on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. EDT to make a special announcement concerning a major enhancement project. 

Tuesday’s event will take place at 1:00 p.m. EDT at the Decatur Municipal Building located at 116 North Main Street. The event will last approximately 30 minutes.

TDOT Commissioner to Make Announcement in Benton

Monday, August 29, 2011 | 11:31 am

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will join state and local officials in Benton, TN on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. EDT to make a special announcement concerning a major enhancement project. 

Tuesday’s event will take place at 10:00 a.m. EDT at the Benton Municipal Building located at 6496 Highway 411. The event will last approximately 30 minutes.

Governor Haslam Announces Enhancement Grant for Town of Camden

Monday, August 29, 2011 | 10:19 am
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and TDOT Commissioner John Schroer are pleased to announce the award of a $352,052 transportation enhancement grant to the town of Camden for Phase III of the Downtown Improvements Project.
 
Phase III of the Downtown Improvements Project includes the construction and reconstruction of sidewalks along East Main Street, Church Street, Forrest Avenue and East Lake. New decorative lighting and landscaping will also be installed in the project area. The improvements are designed to enhance the character of downtown Camden while creating a more pedestrian oriented environment.
 
“Revitalization projects like this enhance the lives of citizens and promote economic growth in our towns and cities,” said Governor Haslam. “I am pleased the state of Tennessee can help implement this new vision for Downtown Camden.”