Transportation

TDOT Announces New Community Relations Officer for Region Three

Wednesday, January 04, 2012 | 09:00 am
Deanna Lambert joins TDOT as Region 3 Community Relations Officer.
Deanna Lambert joins TDOT as Region 3 Community Relations Officer.
Nashville – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer has appointed Deanna Lambert as the Community Relations Officer for TDOT’s Region Three area, based in Nashville. Lambert officially started Monday December 12, 2011. Lambert takes over the position previously held by B.J. Doughty, who now serves as TDOT’s Director of Community Relations and Communications.

TDOT to Close U.S. 41 Marion County Truss Bridge over Tennessee River for Duration of Replacement Project

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 | 03:35 pm

Closure Necessary to Allow Contractor to Safely Work on New Bridge Piers

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Beginning Monday, January 9, 2012,Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will close the Marion County truss bridge on U.S. Hwy. 41 over the Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake to all traffic until the new adjacent bridge currently under construction is completed. Original plans called for the truss bridge to remain open as the new multi-span steel plate girder bridge was built, but unforeseen circumstances have made it advisable to close the truss bridge for the safety of the traveling public and the work crews. 

TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 | 09:24 am
NASHVILLE – Holiday travelers should enjoy a smooth drive through Tennessee during the busy Christmas and New Year’s travel holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.  
 
No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on Tennessee roadways beginning at noon on Friday, December 23, 2011 through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, January 2, 2012.
 
 
“Nearly two million Tennesseans are expected to hit the roads to visit family and friends during this busy holiday travel period,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “We want to do everything possible to minimize delays and provide maximum capacity on Tennessee roadways. We also want drivers to obey the rules of the road and arrive safely at their destinations.”

Media Availability to Discuss I-40 Incident

Friday, December 16, 2011 | 12:24 pm
Nashville, Tenn.Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Deputy Commissioner Larry Godwin will hold a joint media availability at 2:00 p.m. today to discuss the closure of Interstate 40 East in Wilson County Thursday evening due to an overturned tractor trailer.
 
The media availability will be held on the 7th floor of the James K. Polk (TPAC) Building. Media should enter the building on the Deaderick Street entrance.

TDOT Commissioner Opens New Transportation Management Center in Chattanooga

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 | 10:56 am
Chattanooga – Motorists in the Chattanooga area now have more options available to help them get around in the Scenic City. 
 
Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer, along with other state and local officials, officially opened today Chattanooga’s new Transportation Management Center (TMC), which will use cutting edge technology to monitor traffic trouble spots and keep drivers up to date on the latest roadway conditions.

TDOT Crews Stocked and Ready for Winter Weather

Friday, December 09, 2011 | 01:40 pm
NASHVILLE – Winter weather has already arrived in some parts of the state and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow this season. After two years of harsh winters, the Department has increased its snow and ice budget and added additional salt vendors to replenish salt supplies as the winter season progresses.
 
“Much of the country experienced an unusually severe winter last year and we saw salt shortages everywhere, including here in Tennessee,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “This year, we have taken steps to ensure we have the supplies we need to keep our roads clear of ice and snow.”

TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 5 Tennessee Airports

Thursday, December 08, 2011 | 12:58 pm
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $2.3 million have been approved for 5 Tennessee airports.
 
Airports receiving grants include:
 
Campbell County Airport
Fayette County Airport
Humboldt Municipal Airport
Smithville Municipal Airport
Sumner County Regional Airport
 

TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 9 Tennessee Airports

Thursday, December 08, 2011 | 12:57 pm
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $532,300 have been approved for 9 Tennessee airports.
 
Airports receiving grants include:
 
Centerville Municipal Airport
Everett-Stewart Regional Airport (Union City)
McGhee Tyson Airport (Knoxville)
Mark Anton Airport (Dayton)
Millington Regional Jetport
New Tazewell Municipal Airport
Robert Sibley Airport (McNairy County)
Smyrna Airport
Tri-Cities Regional Airport

Over 100 Million Reads… And Counting!

Friday, December 02, 2011 | 02:40 pm
NASHVILLE –Two years after the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) began using the social networking service Twitter to share valuable travel information, the department’s Twitter account postings have been read more than 100 million times.
 
“Social media is a great way for TDOT to stay connected with the motoring public,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “We are pleased that our Twitter accounts are being used so frequently as a resource for information about our interstates and state roads.”