Section of Cool Springs Boulevard to Close This Weekend

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | 09:18 am

FRANKLIN – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will close a section of the eastbound lanes of Cool Springs Boulevard this weekend to install a water line and perform other construction activities. Detours will be in place utilizing Liberty Pike and Franklin Road (see attached map).

Cool Springs Boulevard eastbound will be closed from Mack Hatcher Parkway to Windcross Court beginning Friday January 18 at 8:00 p.m. through Monday January 21 at 6:00 a.m. Signs will direct motorists to use Liberty Pike and Franklin Road for detours around the closure.

*This work is weather dependent and may be canceled in the event of rain.

TDOT Weekly Construction Report for Middle Tennessee, January 10th - 16th, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013 | 08:03 am

Middle Tennessee Construction

January 10th – 16th, 2013


DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Construction on Gallatin Rd. over the CSX Railroad

  • From now through March 2013, Gallatin Rd. will be reduced to one lane in each direction in this area.

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Repair of the I-24 (Silliman Evans) Bridge over Nashville & Eastern Railroad

  • Thursday January 10 through Wednesday January 16, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on Hermitage Avenue for fence installation.
  • Thursday January 10, 5AM through Wednesday January 16, 9AM-3PM, (excluding weekends), There will be shoulder closures on I-24 westbound to pressure wash river pier and apply texture coating and possibly start de-rigging operation.

TDOT Weekly Construction Report for West Tennessee, January 10th - 16th, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013 | 07:48 am

              West Tennessee Construction

January 10-17, 2013


BENTON COUNTY I-40:  All lanes are open at this time. Work will resume in the Spring of 2013.

Resurfacing beginning east of SR-191 (approximately mile marker 131) and extending to west of the Tennessee River on I-40 near Birdsong Road (approximately mile marker 134) at the Tennessee River Bridge.

TDOT to Run Fatality Messages on Weekly Basis

Wednesday, January 02, 2013 | 03:24 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will continue to display fatality messages on its overhead Dynamic Message Signs, but will do so on a weekly basis rather than daily. TDOT began displaying the fatality numbers on the signs in April 2012 after seeing a sharp increase in fatalities in the first quarter of the year.


“We feel the fatality messages have been extremely successful in increasing awareness about highway deaths across the state this year, and may have helped us stop the dramatic increase we saw early in 2012,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “We have also heard from drivers who say the messages have caused them to make positive changes in their driving behavior.”

TDOT Awarded $10 Million State of Good Repair Grant

Thursday, December 27, 2012 | 04:00 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has been awarded a $10 million “State of Good Repair Grant” by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). TDOT collaborated with 15 transit agencies to submit a joint application to FTA for the replacement of transit vehicles that have exceeded their useful life based on years in service or mileage. TDOT is one of only five DOTs to receive a statewide State of Good Repair Grant.

“This joint application reflects the good relationship among Tennessee’s transit agencies, as well as their strong alliance with TDOT,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “We are excited to assist in this effort, and to help these agencies make upgrades that will benefit users in every region of the state.”

TDOT Launches New SmartWay Application

Friday, December 21, 2012 | 01:14 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) today launched a new tool for motorists. The new TDOT SmartWay Mobile App will help drivers navigate Tennessee highways, providing up-to-the-minute customized traffic information. The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android.

“We are excited to be able to provide this tool for motorists, especially on the eve of one of the busiest travel days of the year,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “The features we’re providing can help travelers avoid congestion and have a safer drive to their holiday destinations.”

TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | 01:20 pm

NASHVILLE – Road construction will not slow travelers’ busy Christmas and New Year’s travel holidays.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.  

No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on Tennessee roadways beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2012 through 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.  

TDOT Ready to Tackle Winter Weather

Thursday, December 13, 2012 | 09:25 am

NASHVILLE – Despite the mild start to winter, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow this season. Over the last several weeks, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks for the winter season.

“Even small amounts of snow or ice can cripple our transportation system and create dangerous conditions for motorists,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “We have more than 1200 TDOT employees who are ready to mobilize quickly in the event of winter weather and they will work until our roads are clear.”