Transportation

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.”
 

TDOT Chief Engineer Named Deputy Commissioner

Thursday, August 25, 2011 | 04:24 pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer is pleased to announce the promotion of Chief Engineer Paul Degges, P.E., as the new Deputy Commissioner of TDOT. Degges, who has been with TDOT 24 years, will continue to serve in his role as Chief Engineer for the Department.
 
“In addition to his talents as an engineer, Paul Degges is a strong leader who knows the operation of TDOT and knows how to assist in the management of a large agency and complex issues,” said Commissioner Schroer. “This is a well-deserved appointment and I look forward to working with Paul to serve the people of Tennessee.”

TDOT Awards Contract to Repair Historic Cordell Hull Bridge

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 | 03:32 pm
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has awarded a construction contract for a project to repair the historic Cordell Hull Bridge in Smith County. The $9.5 million contract was awarded to Mid-State Construction Company, Inc., which is based in Livingston, TN.
 
The Cordell Hull Bridge has been closed to traffic since December 2007, after a routine inspection by TDOT bridge inspectors found significant deterioration to the bridge’s steel truss, spans, and connections. Since that time, TDOT has worked with members of the Tennessee General Assembly, the City of Carthage and Smith County to develop rehabilitation plans for the bridge.