Transportation

Work Continues on I-75 Landslide in Campbell County; Target date for one lane of I-75 South to reopen is May 21st

Thursday, May 10, 2012 | 09:28 am
 
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – In order to repair the massive landslide that has occurred near mile marker 143 on I-75 in Campbell County, I-75 South will remain closed, and one lane of I-75 North will remain open.
 
The target date for one southbound lane and a second northbound lane to re-open is Monday, May 21st. TDOT will continue to re-evaluate the situation, and adjust that schedule accordingly.
 

I-75 South in Campbell County closed until at least Thursday; I-75 North will still be reduced to one lane

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 | 09:38 am
 
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Interstate-75 South will remain closed until at least Thursday, May 10th, so that crews can continue to stabilize a section of rock slope near mile marker 143. A section of embankment collapsed in that area on March 8th.
 
Interstate-75 North will have one lane of traffic open for approximately three miles, from mile marker 141 to mile marker 144.
 

Traffic Advisory for Campbell County: I-75 South temporarily closed Monday night; I-75 North reduced to one lane

Monday, May 07, 2012 | 03:46 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Starting this evening at 7 p.m., I-75 South in Campbell County will be temporarily closed so that crews can continue to work on a section of embankment that collapsed on March 8.
 
Interstate-75 North will have one lane of traffic open for approximately three miles, from mile marker 141 to mile marker 144.
 
One lane of traffic on I-75 South is expected to re-open by Tuesday at 7a.m. 
 

TDOT Announces Pedestrian Safety Project in Clarksville

Tuesday, May 01, 2012 | 02:02 pm
Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) today announced plans to install signalized crosswalks at five intersections along State Route 12 (Ashland City Highway)/US 41A (Fort Campbell Blvd.).
 
Clarksville City Councilwoman Deanna McLaughlin contacted TDOT with safety concerns along Fort Campbell Blvd after several incidents involving pedestrians. From 2007 to 2011, six pedestrians have been killed on Fort Campbell Blvd. TDOT launched a Road Safety Audit Review in June 2011 and has a developed a project designed to provide safer crossing areas for pedestrians.

State Agencies Take Action after Dramatic Increase in Highway Fatalities

Monday, April 30, 2012 | 09:08 am
NASHVILLE – After record-setting reductions in the number of highway fatalities in Tennessee, the state is now seeing a dramatic increase in crash deaths so far in 2012. Preliminary reports show 288 people have died on Tennessee roadways from January 1 through April 27, 2012. During the same period last year, there were 27 fewer crash fatalities across the state.
 
Beginning today, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will begin running a daily roadway fatality count on overhead Dynamic Message Signs in the state’s urban areas, along with targeted safety messages reminding motorists to wear their seatbelts, obey the speed limit, and to not text and drive.

TDOT Reminds Motorists: Don’t Barrel Through Work Zones

Monday, April 23, 2012 | 01:22 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the nation to remind motorists not to barrel through work zones. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will spread that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 23-27) in an effort to improve safety in Tennessee’s interstate and highway construction and maintenance work zones. 
 
“We are heading into the busiest construction time of the year, and there will be hundreds of active work zones across Tennessee,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “Reducing speeds, staying alert, and exercising caution is the best way to ensure workers and motorists stay safe on our roadways.”

I-24 Resurfacing Project to Begin in Chattanooga, Hamilton County

Friday, April 20, 2012 | 01:03 pm

Project Includes Bridge Deck Repairs; Major Traffic Impact Expected

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - On Sunday evening, April 22, 2012, TDOT contract crews will begin a resurfacing project on I-24 in Hamilton County between mile markers 171 – 177 in and around the Lookout Valley/Tiftonia area to the Georgia state line. This project includes resurfacing and bridge deck repairs. 
 
Most of the work is scheduled to take place at night between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Sundays through Thursdays. However, there are at least four weekends where the contractor will be allowed to have lane closures beginning from Friday night to early Monday morning to perform bridge deck repairs. During the work, at least one lane will remain open to traffic at all times. 

Work Begins on I-75 South Landslide Repair Project in Campbell County

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | 10:45 am
 
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Work has begun on the repair of a landslide on I-75 in Campbell County, which closed both southbound lanes last month.
 
This week, 2400 linear feet of soil nails will be inserted about 20 feet deep into the ground to stabilize the slope.  During repairs, contract crews will excavate the unstable ground underneath the southbound lanes of I-75 South, fill the area with new rock and dirt, and add new pavement to the reconstructed area. 
 

Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for

Thursday, April 12, 2012 | 10:34 am
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today released the 3 year transportation program, featuring approximately $1.5 billion in infrastructure investments for 96 individual project phases in 55 counties, as well as 10 statewide programs.
 
TDOT is one of only five state DOT’s that does not borrow money to fund projects, and the program continues TDOT’s “pay as you go” philosophy, carrying no debt for any transportation initiatives.
                                                                              
“This program balances transportation needs across Tennessee, focusing on improvements to strategic corridors, maximizing economic development opportunities, and providing key safety improvements,” said Governor Haslam. “A quality transportation system is vital to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs and the continued growth of the state’s economy.” 
 

More Cops. More Stops. Enforcement Campaign Targets Tennessee Roadways

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | 11:37 am
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 violations including impaired driving, seat belt use, distracted driving, and speeding, during its “More Cops. More Stops.” campaign this April.
 
Tennessee is one of two states teaming with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on this important national demonstration project to test the effectiveness of a new combined high visibility enforcement campaign.