Transportation

TDOT Launches SR-62 Western Avenue Project Website

Tuesday, March 08, 2011 | 12:21 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A $31.4 million project to widen State Route 62, also known as Western Avenue, in Knox County is now underway. The project will reconstruct the existing two lane roadway to a five-lane facility beginning at Schaad Road and extending approximately 3.9 miles to Copper Kettle Road. When complete, the road will consist of four 12 foot traffic lanes, a 12 foot center lane, 10 foot outside shoulders, curb & gutter, and 5 foot wide sidewalks.  The contractor for the project is APAC-Atlantic, Inc. of Knoxville, and the project is slated for completion in December of 2013. 

State Route 108 in Grundy County Reopens

Monday, February 28, 2011 | 11:43 am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The section of State Route 108 near mile marker 24 between the towns of Viola in Warren County and Altamont in Grundy County was reopened to traffic late yesterday afternoon.  The contractor, Wright Brothers Construction, successfully completed the emergency repairs from the February 20 rockslide that resulted in an estimated 23,000 tons of sandstone rock falling onto the roadway.

Rockslide Cleanup Progresses on State Route 108 in Grundy County

Friday, February 25, 2011 | 03:25 pm
SR-108 view from Altamont side
SR-108 view from Altamont side
SR-108 view from Viola side
SR-108 view from Viola side

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Crews continue working around the clock to clear State Route 108 at the site of a rockslide in Grundy County. Shortly after midnight CST on Sunday, February 20, a major rockslide occurred on SR-108 near mile marker 24, resulting in the total closure of a portion of the roadway between the towns of Viola in Warren County and Altamont in Grundy County. This section of SR-108 averages approximately 2,050 vehicles per day.

TDOT geologists and other personnel were immediately dispatched to the site to assess the situation. An emergency contract was awarded on February 20, 2011 to Wright Brothers Construction of Charleston, TN. The contractor immediately began work to clear the roadway.
 
To date, approximately 80% of the estimated 23,000 tons of sandstone rock has been cleared from

Bridge Repairs Require Lane Closures on I-40 in Shelby County

Thursday, February 24, 2011 | 11:03 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close lanes on Interstate 40 East and Sam Cooper Boulevard in Shelby County this weekend in order to continue repairs to the bridge on Interstate 40 over Sam Cooper.  Beginning Friday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, I-40 East will have two lanes closed and two lanes open. Sam Cooper will have one lane closed and one lane open. This weekend’s lane reduction is necessary for crew’s to safely remove and repair the bridge deck above and below the Interstate. The work will continue for several more weekends.
 

Public Information Meeting on Poplar Avenue Widening Project

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | 12:06 pm
MEMPHIS – Tennessee Department of Transportation officials and Madden Phillips Construction representatives will hold an informational meeting tomorrow to provide the public with a brief overview of the State Route 57 (Poplar Avenue) widening project. The project consists of widening a 1.2 mile section of Poplar Avenue from Miller Farms to Dogwood Lane, making it 3 lanes in each direction. The $4.5 million project is estimated to be complete June 30, 2012. 

State Route 108 in Grundy County Closed Due to Rockslide

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 | 04:13 pm
 
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. –Shortly after midnight CST on Sunday, February 20, a major rockslide occurred on SR-108 near mile marker 24 in Grundy County, resulting in total closure of the roadway. The slide area is on the portion of SR-108 that is between the towns of Viola in Warren County and Altamont in Grundy County. This section of SR-108 averages approximately 2,050 vehicles per day.
 

Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk This Super Bowl Sunday

Friday, February 04, 2011 | 01:53 pm
Law enforcement will work overtime to crack down on drunk drivers
 
Nashville, Tenn.The Tennessee Department of Transportation Governor’s Highway Safety Office, Tennessee Titans and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security are once again teaming up to remind Tennessee football fans that real Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl weekend. 
 

Market Street Bridge in Chattanooga to Undergo Quarterly Inspection

Friday, February 04, 2011 | 01:05 pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. –TDOT bridge inspectors will perform their regular quarterly inspection on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, February 6, 2011. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST the bridge will be closed to traffic as crews conduct the inspection and open the drawbridge portion of the bridge. The bridge will be reopened to traffic by no later than noon.