Transportation

TDOT Awards Contract to Repair Historic Cordell Hull Bridge

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 | 02:32 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.

TDOT to Demolish Bridge over Red River in Clarksville

Monday, August 22, 2011 | 09:33 am
Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation crews will demolish the remaining cantilever bridge over the Red River on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard (U.S. 79/State Route 13) in Clarksville on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. A new bridge is under construction, and is already carrying vehicle traffic over the river.
 
Explosives will be detonated at approximately 10:00 p.m. in order to bring down the structure. The remains of the bridge will fall into the Red River, and will be removed. Traffic on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard will be stopped for approximately five minutes as the blast takes place.  
 

Construction of New Shelbyville Bypass (State Route 437) Complete

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | 10:52 am
Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer joined state and local officials in Bedford County today to celebrate the completion of the new Shelbyville Bypass (State Route 437). The $14.8 million project creates a new transportation corridor on the east side of Shelbyville, and provides connection from US 41/State Route 16 to Highway 231.
 
“Projects like this are vital to the mobility and economic development in Tennessee’s rural areas,” said Commissioner Schroer. “The completion of this project marks major progress in TDOT’s efforts to increase access and capacity in this growing region and provide an alternate route for commercial traffic.”
 

State Route 437 (Shelbyville Bypass) Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 | 08:03 am
Nashville, Tenn.Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will join state and local leaders in Bedford County on Wednesday, August 17 to celebrate the completion of the new Shelbyville Bypass. The $14.8 million project creates a new transportation corridor on the east side of Shelbyville that stretches from US 41/State Route 16 to Highway 231.
 
Wednesday’s event will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Shelbyville Bypass intersection with Highway 231. The event will last approximately 30 minutes.

TDOT Continues Statewide "Projects Tour" in West Tennessee

Monday, August 08, 2011 | 01:35 pm
Jackson, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will begin his second "TDOT Projects Tour" tomorrow in TDOT's Region Four, which is based in Jackson and includes a 21 county area, including Memphis. 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 Continues Statewide “Projects Tour” in West Tennessee

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 | 09:46 am
Jackson, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will begin his second “TDOT Projects Tour” next Tuesday in TDOT’s Region Four, which is based in Jackson and includes a 21 county area, including Memphis. 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.”  

Governor Haslam and TDOT Commissioner Announce Enhancement Grant for Nashville

Monday, August 01, 2011 | 12:27 pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and TDOT Commissioner John Schroer are pleased to announce the award of a $1,961,000 transportation enhancement grant to the city of Nashville for Phase I of the Harding Place Pedestrian Network Project.
 
The Harding Place Pedestrian Network Project will add concrete sidewalks to Harding Place from Nolensville Road to Tampa Drive. The project will improve pedestrian safety and connectivity in an area that is home to multi-family residences, retail centers, churches, a hospital, and bus stops.