Transportation

TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 4 Tennessee Airports

Monday, June 27, 2011 | 03:02 pm
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced today that state aeronautics grants totaling $85,500 have been approved for 4 Tennessee airports.
 
Airports receiving grants include:

Fayette County Airport

Lafayette Municipal Airport

William L. Whitehurst Field (Hardeman County)
 
Winchester Municipal Airport
 
For more details on each of these grants visit: http://www.tn.gov/tdot/news/2011/GrantDetails-6-27-11.pdf
 

TDOT Announces Statewide “Projects Tour”

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | 02:21 pm
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announces his plans for week-long tours of major construction projects across the state. Commissioner Schroer will be traveling on a bus along with elected officials and transportation officials to each of the four TDOT regions in separate tours. They will be viewing projects currently underway and those listed on the department’s “Three Year Program” that was released in April. In addition, the Commissioner will host an Open House in each region to meet the public.
 

TDOT Mourns the Loss of HELP Truck Driver

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | 02:19 pm
Nashville, Tenn. -- A tragic event occurred Monday on Interstate 55 South in West Memphis, Arkansas. TDOT HELP Truck driver Robert Nowicki was fatally injured in an accident as he stopped to assist a motorist. Nowicki had been with the Tennessee Department of Transportation since 2006.
 
His death marks the first death of a TDOT HELP truck driver/operator killed in the line of duty since the program began in 1999. Nowicki was recognized as an exemplary employee by the HELP program in 2009 for delivering a baby when he stopped to assist a motorist. Nowicki was a former NYPD officer who responded to the 9-11 attacks.
 

TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 8 Tennessee Airports

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 | 02:51 pm
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $5,490,374 have been approved for 8 Tennessee airports.
 
Airports receiving grants include:

Beech River Regional Airport

Carroll County Airport
 
Cleveland Municipal Airport
 
Marion County Airport
 
McGhee Tyson Airport (Knoxville, TN)
 
McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport (Jackson, TN)
 
Murfreesboro Municipal Airport
 
Rockwood Municipal Airport
 

For more details on each of these grants visit: http://www.tn.gov/tdot/news/2011/Grants.pdf

 

TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 5 Tennessee Airports

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 | 02:47 pm
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced today that state aeronautics grants totaling $284,390 have been approved for 5 Tennessee airports.
 
Airports receiving grants include:

Crossville Memorial Airport

Everett-Stewart Regional Airport (Union City, TN)

Sumner County Regional Airport
 
Tri-Cities Regional Airport
 
Warren County Memorial Airport
 
For more details on each of these grants visit: http://www.tn.gov/tdot/news/2011/GrantDetails.pdf

TDOT Launches New 511 Feature for Bonnaroo Traffic

Tuesday, June 07, 2011 | 03:34 pm
Traffic on I-24 slows near the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival grounds. This year, TDOT will offer motorists up-to-the minute travel information on 511.
Traffic on I-24 slows near the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival grounds. This year, TDOT will offer motorists up-to-the minute travel information on 511.

NASHVILLE – Travelers heading to the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN this weekend, and those traveling on I-24 during the four-day event will be able to access up to the minute travel information by dialing TDOT’s 511 Motorist Information Line. This week, TDOT has added a special line to the service that will be dedicated to Bonnaroo related traffic information.

“This event has an enormous impact on Tennessee’s interstate system, especially the I-24 corridor,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “We want those motorists heading into the festival, and those trying to get around it to have the most accurate traffic information at their fingertips.”

Bridge Inspection on Interstate 40 Hernando DeSoto Bridge

Tuesday, June 07, 2011 | 12:32 pm
Crews from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will inspect the Hernando DeSoto Bridge on I-40 in Shelby County.
Crews from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will inspect the Hernando DeSoto Bridge on I-40 in Shelby County.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. –The annual bridge inspection of the Interstate 40 Hernando-DeSoto Bridge begins tomorrow. Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will close one eastbound lane Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day. The eastbound closures will continue into the next week beginning Monday and will continue through Thursday, each day from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Following the inspection of the eastbound side AHTD will close one lane on the westbound side for crews to safely inspect the bridge. 
 
The closures will last approximately 4 weeks, all weather dependent. The lane closures will not be in place during the July 4th holiday weekend.

High Visibility Campaign Planned to Save Lives

Monday, June 06, 2011 | 03:04 pm
Nashville, Tenn. – Law enforcement agencies will saturate roadways in Cumberland County on June 10th due to the recent increase in motor vehicle fatalities in that area. The Governor’s Highway Safety Office supports the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Crossville Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol in their efforts to educate and enforce at a time when fatalities have risen.