Transportation

Governor Haslam Announces Roadscapes Grants for Seven Tennessee Cities

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 | 10:25 am
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced $525,690 in grants to assist seven Tennessee cities with landscaping improvements to area roadways.
 
“Enhanced roadsides and attractive gateways create a welcoming environment for visitors and can provide a boost for local economies as we work to make Tennessee an even better place for families to live, work and play,” Haslam said.

TDOT Continues Statewide “Projects Tour”

Monday, September 12, 2011 | 09:08 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer continues his statewide “TDOT Projects Tour” this week in TDOT’s Region Three, which is based in Nashville. 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.”  

Tennessee Law Enforcement Agencies Earn Statewide, National Honors

Monday, September 12, 2011 | 09:06 am
Nashville, TN –The Tennessee Department of Transportation Governor’s Highway Safety Office announced the winners of the 7th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge at an event on Friday, September 9. This year’s winners included not only state awards but also, 11 national awards. The Law Enforcement Challenge is presented to law enforcement agencies statewide by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
 
“From child passenger safety to impaired driving campaigns, police agencies across Tennessee utilize a wide variety of programs to increase safety in their communities,” said Governor Bill Haslam. “Their dedication saves countless lives each year and certainly deserves this recognition both by the state and nation.”

Governor Haslam Announces Enhancement Grant for Civil War Driving Trail

Wednesday, September 07, 2011 | 09:29 am
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined state and local officials today to announce the award of an $818,880 transportation enhancement grant to the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development for Phase III of the Civil War Driving Trail.
 
The Civil War Driving Trail is a multi-phased program that has established a statewide network of directional and historical signage to be used in conjunction with the Tennessee Civil War map/guide and applicable map/guides developed by individual localities. 
 
“Tennessee has many unique experiences and sites to offer visitors, and as we try to maximize a visitor’s time in the state, this program creates a more easily accessible, user-friendly system for travelers to follow as they explore sites and transportation corridors associated with the Civil War,” Haslam said.  “The program encourages partnerships between state agencies and local communities and enhances local communities for the benefit of citizens and visitors alike.”
 

TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 5 Tennessee Airports

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 | 01:10 pm
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced today that state aeronautics grants totaling $429,570 have been approved for 5 Tennessee airports.
 
Airports receiving grants include:
Cleveland Municipal Airport
Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport
Henry County Airport
Maury County Regional Airport
Winchester Municipal Airport
 
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TDOT Continues Statewide “Projects Tour”

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 | 10:05 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer continues his statewide “TDOT Projects Tour” next week in TDOT’s Region Three, which is based in Nashville. 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.”  
 

TDOT Halts Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for Labor Day Weekend

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | 08:17 am
TDOT will halt lane closures for busy Labor Day Weekend.
TDOT will halt lane closures for busy Labor Day Weekend.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the busy Labor Day holiday travel period. Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, September 2 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.

“The Labor Day holiday marks the unofficial end of summer and is one of the busiest travel periods of the year,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “We want to ensure that the thousands of travelers using Tennessee’s roadways during this period arrive at their destinations quickly and safely without being impeded by road construction delays.”

Governor Haslam Announces Enhancement Grant for City of Pikeville

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | 01:00 pm

Grant to Fund Spring Street Pedestrian Project Phase II

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and TDOT Commissioner John Schroer are pleased to announce the award of a $596,056 transportation enhancement grant to the city of Pikeville for Phase II of the Spring Street Pedestrian Project.