Tennessee Roads and Bridges Rank High in 20 Year Report

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | 09:16 am


Tennessee Roads & Bridges Rank High in 20 Year Report

Reason Foundation Finds Improvement Across the Board in Tennessee


NASHVILLE – A new study by the Reason Foundation examining 20 years of highway data finds Tennessee has improved in all seven key areas studied, one of only 11 states to do so. The report, Are Highways Crumbling? State Performance Summaries”, looked at state highway data from 1989 through 2008.

New 2013 State Maps Now Available

Friday, February 15, 2013 | 10:16 am

New 2013 State Maps Now Available

NASHVILLE – The official 2013 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers. This year’s map contains new information to assist motorists, including the recently completed State Route 840 in southern Middle Tennessee. This is the first state map in 26 years to show the completed route that bypasses Nashville and provides access to Interstate 40 east and west of Nashville, Interstate 24, and Interstate 65. 

Henley Bridge Project Update

Monday, February 04, 2013 | 11:27 am

Deterioration of piers delays bridge reopening until February 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that the rebuilding of three piers on the Henley Bridge will likely delay its reopening to traffic until February 28, 2014. The entire project will be complete by June of 2014. The Henley Bridge rehabilitation project was initially scheduled to be complete on June 30, 2013.

TDOT Weekly Construction Report for West Tennessee, January 31st - February 7, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013 | 11:38 am

West Tennessee Construction

January 31-February 07, 2012

BENTON COUNTY I-40:  All lanes are open at this time. Work will resume in the Spring of 2013. Resurfacing beginning east of SR-191 (approximately mile marker 131) and extending to west of the Tennessee River on I-40 near Birdsong Road (approximately mile marker 134) at the Tennessee River Bridge.

BENTON COUNTY SR-147:  Bridge repair work over Sugar Creek at log mile 0.27 will cause a reduction of lanes in both directions from two lanes to one.  There will be an 11’ width restriction throughout the duration of the project.  Closures will be handled by a temporary traffic signal.

TDOT to Update Henley Bridge Project

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 01:08 pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – TDOT Commissioner John Schroer will join other TDOT officials in Knoxville on Monday, February 4, 2013 to update the status of the Henley Bridge Project. 

Monday’s event will begin at 11:00 a.m. ET and will last approximately 30 minutes.

35,000 Users Download TDOT’s New SmartWay Application

Friday, January 25, 2013 | 09:56 am

NASHVILLE – More than 35,000 users have downloaded the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) SmartWay Mobile App since its launch in late December. The App is designed to help drivers navigate Tennessee highways, providing up-to-the-minute customized traffic information. The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android.

“It’s great that thousands of motorists are taking advantage of this free resource, and we encourage more drivers to give it a try,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “The SmartWay App not only gives you real time traffic information that can help you avoid delays, it can be customized to provide only the information you want.”