Transportation

Governor and Commissioner Release Multi-modal Transportation Improvement Plan for 2011-2014

Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 10:43 am
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today released the three-year transportation program, which prioritizes a number of important improvements to Tennessee’s interstate system and continues funding for transit, rail, water and aviation programs. The three-year Multi-modal Work Program for 2011-2014 includes 182 transportation projects and programs, including 45 individual projects on interstates, 30 transit, water, rail & aviation initiatives, and 29 transportation programs serving Tennesseans across the state.
                                                                              
“A quality transportation system is vital to the continued growth of the state’s economy and increasing job opportunities for our residents,” said Governor Haslam. “The commissioner and I believe this three-year program balances the needs of communities across the state and makes solid investments in Tennessee’s infrastructure.” 
 

Governor & Commissioner Identify Transportation Projects in TDOT’s Region One for Funding

Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 10:40 am
NASHVILLE— Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today released the three-year transportation program, which includes the completion of several major strategic corridor projects and the state’s Better Bridges bonding program. The three year program includes $1.7 billion for highways and bridges to fund more than 152 individual project phases in 59 Tennessee counties. The proposal, which has been presented to the Tennessee General Assembly, includes significant highway and bridge projects in TDOT’s Region One. 
 
“A quality transportation system is vital to the continued growth of the state’s economy and increasing job opportunities for our residents,” said Governor Haslam. “The commissioner and I believe this three-year program balances the needs of communities across the state and makes solid investments in Tennessee’s infrastructure.”
 

Governor & Commissioner Identify Transportation Projects in TDOT’s Region Two for Funding

Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 10:38 am
NASHVILLE— Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today released the three-year transportation program, which includes the completion of several major strategic corridor projects and the state’s Better Bridges bonding program. The three year program includes $1.7 billion for highways and bridges to fund more than 152 individual project phases in 59 Tennessee counties. The proposal, which has been presented to the Tennessee General Assembly, includes significant highway and bridge projects in TDOT’s Region Two.
 
“A quality transportation system is vital to the continued growth of the state’s economy and increasing job opportunities for our residents,” said Governor Haslam. “The commissioner and I believe this three-year program balances the needs of communities across the state and makes solid investments in Tennessee’s infrastructure.”

Governor & Commissioner Identify Transportation Projects in TDOT’s Region Three for Funding

Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 10:35 am
NASHVILLE— Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today released the three-year transportation program, which includes the completion of several major strategic corridor projects and the state’s Better Bridges bonding program. The three year program includes $1.7 billion for highways and bridges to fund more than 152 individual project phases in 59 Tennessee counties. The proposal, which has been presented to the Tennessee General Assembly, includes significant highway and bridge projects in TDOT’s Region Three.
 
“A quality transportation system is vital to the continued growth of the state’s economy and increasing job opportunities for our residents,” said Governor Haslam. “The commissioner and I believe this three-year program balances the needs of communities across the state and makes solid investments in Tennessee’s infrastructure.”
 

Governor & Commissioner Identify Transportation Projects in TDOT’s Region Four for Funding

Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 10:33 am
NASHVILLE— Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Transportation Commissioner John Schroer today released the three-year transportation program, which includes the completion of several major strategic corridor projects and the state’s Better Bridges bonding program. The three year program includes $1.7 billion for highways and bridges to fund more than 152 individual project phases in 59 Tennessee counties. The proposal, which has been presented to the Tennessee General Assembly, includes significant highway and bridge projects in TDOT’s Region Two.
 
“A quality transportation system is vital to the continued growth of the state’s economy and increasing job opportunities for our residents,” said Governor Haslam. “The commissioner and I believe this three-year program balances the needs of communities across the state and makes solid investments in Tennessee’s infrastructure.”
 

TDOT Works to Ease Traffic Delays on Scenic 73 Bridge Project

Thursday, April 21, 2011 | 12:50 pm
KNOXVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has coordinated with contractor Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc. to provide relief to the traffic delays that have been occurring on a bridge replacement project on Scenic 73 in the City of Townsend. Stables Drive has been reduced to one lane since the project began earlier this year, with traffic being controlled by a temporary traffic signal.
 
TDOT plans to have two travel lanes open on Scenic 73 during periods when the contractor is not present and during times when work activities are being performed on the opposite side of the Little River that do not require additional space alongside the roadway.
 

TDOT Launches Project Website for Interstate 240 Widening Project

Thursday, April 21, 2011 | 09:58 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – In an effort to keep the public informed on the progress of the I-240 project, the Tennessee Department of Transportation has created a project website, http://www.tn.gov/tdot/i240/. The website will include project facts, lane closure information, and project contact information. Those interested in the project are encouraged to check back often for project updates. TDOT will also distribute brochures and posters containing important project information to area businesses.

TDOT Halts Interstate Construction for Easter Travel Holiday

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 09:01 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.
 
TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. through Monday, April 25 at 6:00 a.m. This will provide maximum roadway capacity to motorists expected to travel across the state this holiday weekend.
 
“Suspending interstate construction in Tennessee during the Easter holiday will permit a free flow of traffic,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “This should lessen travel interruptions for the many motorists traveling on our roadways to spend time with their families this holiday weekend.”