Agencies Announce $127,500 in Green Development Grants

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | 04:00 pm

Five Innovative Green Infrastructure and Low-Impact Development Projects Chosen

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, in partnership with the Tennessee Stormwater Association, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Department of Transportation, today awarded $127,500 to five local governments to fund green infrastructure and low-impact development projects beginning January 2013.

No Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 16, 2012 | 10:58 am

NASHVILLE – Thanksgiving travelers will enjoy a smooth drive through Tennessee again this year during this busy travel holiday.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.  All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 21 until 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 26.

“Nearly a million travelers in Tennessee are expected to drive to their holiday destination this year,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “Halting road work during this busy time will provide maximum capacity on our roadways and help alleviate congestion, especially during the predicted peak travel days of Wednesday and Sunday.”

State and Local Agencies Observe America Recycles Day Nov. 15

Friday, November 09, 2012 | 03:43 pm

Announce Welcome Center Recycling Program

NASHVILLE – America Recycles Day is Thursday, Nov. 15, and the Department of Environment and Conservation is joining other state, county and city agencies across Tennessee, providing several opportunities for citizens to reduce waste and make a difference. In addition, TDEC, TDOT and Tourist Development are pleased to announce the implementation of the Welcome Center Recycling Program at welcome centers across the state.

Governor Haslam and TDOT Commissioner Schroer Celebrate Completion of State Route 840

Friday, November 02, 2012 | 10:33 am

NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam joined TDOT Commissioner John Schroer, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, former Gov. Don Sundquist, and former Gov. Winfield Dunn in Williamson County today to mark the opening of the final section of State Route 840. The new 14 mile section, from US 31 (Columbia Pike) in Franklin to SR 46 (Pinewood Road) near Leiper’s Fork, is the final piece of the 78 mile route.

Governor Haslam and TDOT Commissioner Schroer to Celebrate Completion of State Route 840 on Friday, November 2

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 | 02:41 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer will celebrate the completion of State Route 840 on November 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony will be held on the newly completed section of SR 840 near the Carter’s Creek Pike interchange in Williamson County. 

SR 840 will officially open to traffic at 6:00 p.m.

Governor Haslam Announces $1.8 Million in Safe Routes to School Grants

Monday, October 29, 2012 | 03:21 pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Safe Routes to School funding totaling $1.8 for 12 municipalities in Tennessee.  The funds will be used by multiple schools to improve sidewalks, crosswalks, signs and safe walking and biking educational activities.  The Safe Routes to School Program is a statewide initiative designed to make bicycling and walking to school a safer, more appealing and healthier alternative for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

“Safety is a crucial component in our efforts to promote a healthier lifestyle for Tennessee children,” Haslam said.  “The Safe Routes to School program helps create safer walking and biking environments for students and funds activities to encourage children and their parents to increase their physical activity.”

TDOT Celebrates Grand Opening Of State Route 840 On November 2

Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 03:05 pm

Nashville, Tenn. – October 25, 2012- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today that the final leg of SR 840 will be fully open to vehicles beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012.

The official opening will follow a completion celebration scheduled to take place on November 2, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The event will be held on the newly completed section of SR 840 near the Carter’s Creek Pike interchange in Williamson County.

TDOT Completes 2012 Statewide “Projects Tours”

Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 09:00 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer has completed the second annual statewide tour of projects in each of TDOT’s four regions. The week-long tours, which began in mid-August in Cannon County, concluded last week in Sullivan County. The tours were designed to give local, state, and transportation officials an opportunity to view projects under construction in their areas and to learn more about future projects announced earlier this year in TDOT’s Three Year Program.