Transportation

Governor Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Campbell County

Thursday, September 29, 2011 | 01:14 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $277,640 transportation enhancement grant to Campbell County for the Trailhead and Courthouse Area Improvement Project.
 
The Trailhead and Courthouse Area Improvement Project includes the construction of a trail along parts of Paris Nance Road and Valley Street, as well as trailhead access. New pedestrian lighting will also be installed around the courthouse, along with underground utilities.
 
“This project continues Campbell County’s efforts to provide citizens and visitors a chance to walk in a safer and more accessible environment around the courthouse” Haslam said. “Around the state projects such as this are improving the quality of life and providing Tennesseans with more opportunities to walk and be healthy.”

Governor Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for City of Newport

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | 09:29 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $346,048 transportation enhancement grant to the city of Newport for Phase II of the Greenway Development Project.
 
Phase II of the Greenway Development Project includes the construction of more than 1500 linear feet of trail beginning where Phase I ended to a trailhead along the Pigeon River. The project also includes landscaping, bicycle racks, signage and other pedestrian amenities. The project is part of an overall plan to create a scenic river trail that is accessible to everyone and links several points of interest in Newport.
 

Market Street Bridge in Chattanooga to Undergo Quarterly Inspection

Friday, September 23, 2011 | 09:44 am
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. –TDOT bridge inspectors will perform their regular quarterly inspection on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, September 25, 2011. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. EDT 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.

US Highway 64 Ribbon Cutting

Friday, September 23, 2011 | 09:00 am
Jackson, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will join state and local leaders from McNairy and Hardeman counties today to celebrate the completion of a widening project on US 64. The $21.3 million project TDOT funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act widened a 3 mile section of US 64 from State Route 225 to Sandy Flat Road.

Lane Closures on I-40 in Putnam County to Begin

Thursday, September 22, 2011 | 08:15 am

Lane Closures Necessary on I-40 West and SR-111 North to Repair Bridge

Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will begin a bridge repair project this week on State Route 111 North over I-40 West in Putnam County. The project will require lane closures on I-40 West and on SR-111 North.
 
Beginning on Friday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m. CDT and lasting through Friday, September 30 at 6:00 a.m. CDT, the contractor will have one lane closed at the following locations:
 
I-40 Westbound from mile marker 288.63 to mile marker 289.34
SR-111 Northbound from log mile 3.83 to log mile 4.2

Commissioner Schroer Appoints New Chief of Administration

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 | 12:35 pm
Joseph Galbato III
Joseph Galbato III
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer names Joseph Galbato, III, as the new Chief of Administration for TDOT. Galbato will also assume the role of Deputy Commissioner for the Department. In his new post, Galbato will direct the Administrative Bureau which oversees the Central Services Division, Finance Division, Human Resources Division, Information Technology Division, Strategic Planning Office and the Governor's Highway Safety Office.
 
Before joining TDOT, Galbato served as the Chief Financial Officer for Alive Hospice based in Nashville.   Previous to that post, Galbato served as Chief Financial Officer of HCCA International, Inc, a Franklin-based recruiting firm. Galbato’s experience also includes numerous financial management positions with credit card processors including NaBANCO, NBC Merchant, and National Processing Company. Galbato served as Senior Vice President of Finance/Divisional CFO for Envoy/WebMD with responsibility for the financial operation of a $350 million division.

Governor Haslam Announces Roadscapes Grants for Seven Tennessee Cities

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 | 10:25 am
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced $525,690 in grants to assist seven Tennessee cities with landscaping improvements to area roadways.
 
“Enhanced roadsides and attractive gateways create a welcoming environment for visitors and can provide a boost for local economies as we work to make Tennessee an even better place for families to live, work and play,” Haslam said.

TDOT Continues Statewide “Projects Tour”

Monday, September 12, 2011 | 09:08 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer continues his statewide “TDOT Projects Tour” this week in TDOT’s Region Three, which is based in Nashville. 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.”