Transportation

TDOT Kicks Off Statewide “Projects Tour”

Tuesday, August 07, 2012 | 12:17 pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer begins his statewide “TDOT Projects Tour” next week in TDOT’s Region Two, which is based in Chattanooga. During this week-long tour, Commissioner Schroer, elected officials and transportation officials will travel by bus to view TDOT projects currently underway and those listed on the department’s “Three Year Program.”  

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Savannah

Tuesday, August 07, 2012 | 11:00 am

Funding to provide new sidewalks and enhance historic district

SAVANNAH – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced a $478,938 transportation enhancement grant for Savannah to replace sidewalks and make other improvements to a historic district.

The project is located on Williams, Deford, and Guinn Streets, an area that has been designated as a National Historic Register Historic District.

Governor Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Town of Henning

Tuesday, August 07, 2012 | 07:56 am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $312,107 transportation enhancement grant to the town of Henning to fund Phase I of the Streetscape Improvements Project.

The project, which is located on Main Street from Haley Street to McFarland Avenue, includes changes to parking to better separate vehicles from pedestrian traffic. It will also feature decorative stamped crosswalks, trees and landscaping, park benches, bicycle racks, and pedestrian lighting. New signage and decorative sign posts will also be added.

TDOT Announces Statewide “Projects Tour”

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | 11:02 am

Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announces the dates for his regional tours of major construction projects across the state. Commissioner Schroer will be traveling on a bus along with elected officials and transportation officials to each of the four TDOT regions. They will be viewing projects currently underway and those listed on the department’s “Three Year Program” that was released in April.

 

Tennessee Law Enforcement Making Roadways Safer with More Cops. More Stops.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | 01:42 pm

Nashville, TN – In an effort to save lives, the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) is again working across the state to crack down on traffic safety violators including impaired drivers, seat belt violators, distracted drivers, and speeders, during its “More Cops. More Stops.” campaign this July 26-29.

 
“With school starting just around the corner, many people are out enjoying the last of their summer vacations,” said Tennessee Highway Patrol, Colonel Tracy Trott. “Too often, people get caught up in the fun and break traffic safety laws, putting themselves and others at risk. We believe this special enforcement push will make our roadways safer for everyone, and we hope the message stays with people year-round.” 
 

Haslam Announces Nearly $1.5 Million in Grants to Memphis

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | 01:05 pm

Grants for Wolf River Greenway, Highway 61 Blues Trail and Walker Avenue Streetscape
 
MEMPHIS
– Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced three transportation enhancement grants to the city of Memphis totaling nearly $1.5 million.
 
The grants will provide $666,523 to fund Phase 4 of the Wolf River Greenway, $285,944 to the Highway 61 Blues Trail, and $529,436 to the first phase of the Walker Avenue Streetscape project.

Haslam Announces Grant for Downtown Dickson

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | 02:30 pm

$627,782 to improve pedestrian experience downtown
 
DICKSON – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced a grant of more than $620,000 to improve the pedestrian experience in downtown Dickson.
 
The Transportation Enhancement grant is $627,782 and will go toward Phase II of the Downtown Improvement Project, located on Main Street (State Route 48) from Railroad Street to East Walnut Street.

Governor Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for City of Niota

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | 01:04 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $156,800 transportation enhancement grant to the city of Niota for the Depot Restoration Project.

 
The Niota Depot, which was constructed in 1854, is the oldest standing train depot in the state of Tennessee and presently serves as the Niota City Hall. The Depot Restoration Project will make urgent repairs to the depot’s stone and brick foundation, and restore the baggage room doors. The project will allow Niota to promote this antebellum depot that played critical roles in East Tennessee’s railroad history, the Civil War, and late 19th and early 20th century textile industries.
 

TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 6 Tennessee Airports

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | 01:03 pm

 

NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $314,077 have been approved for six Tennessee airports.
 
Airports receiving grants include:
 
Beech River Regional Airport (Henderson County)
McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport (Madison County)
General DeWitt Spain Airport (Shelby County)
Monroe County Airport
Johnson County Airport
Wolf River Airport (Fayette County)
 

TDOT and Metro Nashville Public Works Announce Partnership on Battery Lane Bridge Project

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | 09:30 am

Nashville, Tenn. –The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) in partnership with Metro Nashville Public Works will soon begin the first phase of construction to replace the Battery Lane Bridge over the West Fork Brown’s Creek. TDOT will manage the construction of this $618,071 project for Metro Nashville.

 
The project will widen the Battery Lane Bridge to meet current road design standards. The new bridge will have a concrete span with a total width of 42 feet, including two 12 foot lanes with eight foot shoulders. The proposed bridge length is approximately 40 feet. In 2011, the Average Daily Traffic total on Battery Lane was 14,899 vehicles per day. The existing bridge was constructed in 1956.