Monday, July 18, 2011 | 11:57 am
Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has been notified by the Federal Highway Administration that $51.9 million in federal funds will be rescinded from the department’s federal allocation of funds for fiscal year 2011. A rescission of funds means that federal dollars promised to Tennessee have now been cancelled and will not be received. 
The rescission of funds is a separate issue from the debt limit discussions currently underway by federal lawmakers.

Bridge Project Will Require Intermittent Closures to Shelby Farms Greenline

Friday, July 15, 2011 | 11:00 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Beginning the morning of July 18, 2011 construction will begin to replace an 83 year old bridge on Holmes Street in Shelby County. The $1.6 million project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is estimated to be complete in the Spring of 2013. The project will require temporary and intermittent closures to the Shelby Farms Greenline Trail. A portion of Holmes Street will also be closed for the duration of the project. 

Governor Haslam Announces Enhancement Grant For Winchester

Thursday, July 14, 2011 | 09:45 am

Grant to fund Winchester Downtown Revitalization Phase IV

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined state and local leaders today to announce the award of a $544,000 transportation enhancement grant to the City of Winchester for pedestrian enhancements which are part of Phase IV of the Winchester Downtown Revitalization Project.

Tennessee Ranks As One of “America’s Top States for Transportation and Infrastructure”

Friday, July 08, 2011 | 10:13 am
Study ranks Tennessee's transportation and infrastructure 5th in the nation.
Study ranks Tennessee's transportation and infrastructure 5th in the nation.
Nashville, Tennessee – For the second year in a row, Tennessee’s transportation system ranks as one of the best in the nation, according to CNBC’s 2011 study “America’s Top States for Business.” The business news network scored all 50 states on 40 measures of competitiveness, including the vitality of each state’s transportation system. Tennessee’s overall score ranks the state as the fifth best in America in the category of “Transportation and Infrastructure.”

Cocke County Construction Project Halted Until September

Tuesday, July 05, 2011 | 04:07 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On Tuesday, the Tennessee Department of Transportation suspended current operations on the median barrier replacement project along Interstate 40 in Cocke County.  Work will resume after Labor Day.
The project, which got underway today, requires the inside lanes of I-40 East and West be closed around the clock for approximately 10 days. The decision to halt work was made after local businesses contacted Representative Jeremy Faison and TDOT, expressing concern about the potential loss of business to the area.