Transportation

TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 17 Tennessee Airports

Monday, March 12, 2012 | 01:23 pm
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that state aeronautics grants totaling $16,751,893 have been approved for 17 Tennessee airports.
 
Airports receiving grants include:
 

McMinn County Airport (Athens)
Cleveland Municipal Airport
Elizabethton Municipal Airport
Sumner County Regional Airport
Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport
McGhee Tyson Airport (Knoxville)
McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport (Jackson)
Charles W. Baker Airport (Memphis)
General DeWitt Spain Airport (Memphis)
Memphis International Airport
Smithville Municipal Airport
Lovell Field (Chattanooga)
Centerville Municipal Airport
Dyersburg Regional Airport
Arnold Field (Halls)
Lebanon Municipal Airport
Henry County Airport
 

TDOT Building Crossover Lane on I-75 in Campbell County

Monday, March 12, 2012 | 12:40 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – In order to assist travelers in Campbell County, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is constructing a crossover lane on Interstate 75. Last Friday, both lanes of I-75 South were closed following the collapse of a section of embankment near Mile Marker 144.
 
When the crossover is complete, one lane of southbound I-75 traffic will be shifted to one northbound lane. There will be two lanes for northbound traffic, and one lane for southbound traffic. This temporary traffic pattern will remain in place until repairs to the slide area can be completed.
 
The I-75 crossover lane is expected to be in place by Friday, March 16th.
 

Slide Forces TDOT to Close I-75 South in Campbell County

Friday, March 09, 2012 | 03:28 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has closed both lanes of Interstate 75 South in Campbell County, which is located in northeast Tennessee on the Kentucky border, due the collapse of a section of embankment. The earth under the interstate has continued to move since the collapse was discovered on Thursday. To ensure the safety of the motoring public, traffic on I-75 Southbound will be detoured until the interstate can be repaired.
 
“We must take these necessary steps to keep drivers safe,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “We are working very quickly to develop a plan for repairs and will work diligently to minimize the inconvenience to travelers.”
 
Effective immediately, I-75 South is closed at Mile Marker 160. Detour routes are as follows:

Slide Closes One Lane of I-75 South in Campbell County

Thursday, March 08, 2012 | 05:15 pm
An embankment slide closes one lane of I-75 South in Campbell County. Repairs will likely take several weeks.
An embankment slide closes one lane of I-75 South in Campbell County. Repairs will likely take several weeks.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The collapse of a section of embankment has closed one lane of Interstate 75 South in Campbell County. The earth slide occurred just after 1:00 p.m. today on I-75 South at Mile Marker 143, which is located near the Stinking Creek Road Exit. The inside lane on I-75 Southbound remains open.
 
TDOT Maintenance crews are installing concrete barrier walls as a safety precaution. TDOT geotechnical engineers have also been on site to assess the slide. 
 
There is no timetable for when the outside lane will re-open.

TDOT Assists with Storm Debris Removal

Thursday, March 08, 2012 | 11:40 am
Chattanooga, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation crews are assisting with debris removal in several Tennessee counties in the wake of last week’s severe storms. Most of the clean-up efforts are concentrated in Cumberland, Dekalb, Jackson, Overton, and Putnam Counties.

Early Morning Rockslide Occurs on Alcoa Highway in Knoxville

Wednesday, March 07, 2012 | 04:50 pm
TDOT crews clean up a rockslide on Alcoa Highway. One northbound lane will remain closed until further repairs can be made.
TDOT crews clean up a rockslide on Alcoa Highway. One northbound lane will remain closed until further repairs can be made.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is continuing to monitor a rockslide that has shut down one northbound lane on Alcoa Highway (U.S. 129/State Route 115) in Knoxville.
 
The slide occurred at about 5:00 a.m. this morning, closing both northbound lanes. TDOT crews were able to re-open one northbound lane by late morning.

SR-56 Hurricane Bridge over Caney Fork River in DeKalb County to Close for One Night

Tuesday, March 06, 2012 | 11:09 am
Closure Necessary to Pour Sections of the New Concrete Bridge Deck
 
Chattanooga, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close the Hurricane Bridge on State Route 56 over the Caney Fork River in DeKalb County to all traffic on Wednesday, March 7 beginning at 8:00 p.m. and ending at 6:00 a.m. CST on Thursday, March 8. The closure is necessary to allow the contractor to pour a portion of the new concrete deck. The work is part of a $26.9 million rehabilitation project which is scheduled to be complete in October 2013. 

Dekalb County SR-56 Hurricane Bridge Closure Canceled

Thursday, March 01, 2012 | 03:24 pm
Chattanooga, Tenn. – Tonight’s scheduled closure of the Hurricane Bridge on State Route 56 over the Caney Fork River in DeKalb County has been canceled.
 
The closure, which is necessary to allow the contractor to pour a portion of the new concrete bridge deck, will be rescheduled. The work is part of a $26.9 million rehabilitation project which is scheduled to be complete in October 2013. 

TDOT Launches US 27 Project Website

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | 03:59 pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has launched a website to keep the public informed on the progress of the US 27 (SR 29) reconstruction project in downtown Chattanooga. The $102.5 million project will widen a 1.62 mile section of US 27 to three lanes in each direction beginning at Manufacturers Road (Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River) to SR-8 (Signal Mountain Boulevard).  

The new website can be reached at http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/RebuildUS27/.