Transportation

Construction of New Shelbyville Bypass (State Route 437) Complete

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | 10:52 am
Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer joined state and local officials in Bedford County today to celebrate the completion of the new Shelbyville Bypass (State Route 437). The $14.8 million project creates a new transportation corridor on the east side of Shelbyville, and provides connection from US 41/State Route 16 to Highway 231.
 
“Projects like this are vital to the mobility and economic development in Tennessee’s rural areas,” said Commissioner Schroer. “The completion of this project marks major progress in TDOT’s efforts to increase access and capacity in this growing region and provide an alternate route for commercial traffic.”
 

State Route 437 (Shelbyville Bypass) Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 | 08:03 am
Nashville, Tenn.Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will join state and local leaders in Bedford County on Wednesday, August 17 to celebrate the completion of the new Shelbyville Bypass. The $14.8 million project creates a new transportation corridor on the east side of Shelbyville that stretches from US 41/State Route 16 to Highway 231.
 
Wednesday’s event will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Shelbyville Bypass intersection with Highway 231. The event will last approximately 30 minutes.

TDOT Continues Statewide "Projects Tour" in West Tennessee

Monday, August 08, 2011 | 01:35 pm
Jackson, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will begin his second "TDOT Projects Tour" tomorrow in TDOT's Region Four, which is based in Jackson and includes a 21 county area, including Memphis. 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."  

TDOT Continues Statewide “Projects Tour” in West Tennessee

Wednesday, August 03, 2011 | 09:46 am
Jackson, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will begin his second “TDOT Projects Tour” next Tuesday in TDOT’s Region Four, which is based in Jackson and includes a 21 county area, including Memphis. 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.”  

Governor Haslam and TDOT Commissioner Announce Enhancement Grant for Nashville

Monday, August 01, 2011 | 12:27 pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and TDOT Commissioner John Schroer are pleased to announce the award of a $1,961,000 transportation enhancement grant to the city of Nashville for Phase I of the Harding Place Pedestrian Network Project.
 
The Harding Place Pedestrian Network Project will add concrete sidewalks to Harding Place from Nolensville Road to Tampa Drive. The project will improve pedestrian safety and connectivity in an area that is home to multi-family residences, retail centers, churches, a hospital, and bus stops. 
 

TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for 12 Tennessee Airports

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 | 11:29 am
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced today that federal and state aeronautics grants totaling $22,415,775 have been approved for 12 Tennessee airports.
 
Airports receiving grants include:

Charles W. Baker General Aviation Airport (Memphis)                      Dyersburg Regional Airport

Everett-Stewart Regional Airport (Union City, TN)                              Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport

General DeWitt Spain General Aviation Airport (Memphis)              John C. Tune Airport (Nashville, TN)
 
Lawrenceburg-Lawrence County Airport                                             Memphis International Airport
 
Murfreesboro Municipal Airport                                                             Nashville International Airport
 
Sumner County Regional Airport                                                          Tri-Cities Regional Airport
 

For more details on each of these grants visit:  

http://www.tn.gov/tdot/news/2011/GrantDetails2-7-26-11.pdf