Tennessee Ranks As One of “America’s Top States for Transportation and Infrastructure”

Friday, July 08, 2011 | 10:13 am
Study ranks Tennessee's transportation and infrastructure 5th in the nation.
Study ranks Tennessee's transportation and infrastructure 5th in the nation.
Nashville, Tennessee – For the second year in a row, Tennessee’s transportation system ranks as one of the best in the nation, according to CNBC’s 2011 study “America’s Top States for Business.” The business news network scored all 50 states on 40 measures of competitiveness, including the vitality of each state’s transportation system. Tennessee’s overall score ranks the state as the fifth best in America in the category of “Transportation and Infrastructure.”

Cocke County Construction Project Halted Until September

Tuesday, July 05, 2011 | 04:07 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On Tuesday, the Tennessee Department of Transportation suspended current operations on the median barrier replacement project along Interstate 40 in Cocke County.  Work will resume after Labor Day.
The project, which got underway today, requires the inside lanes of I-40 East and West be closed around the clock for approximately 10 days. The decision to halt work was made after local businesses contacted Representative Jeremy Faison and TDOT, expressing concern about the potential loss of business to the area.

Construction Won’t Slow July 4th Travelers in Tennessee

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 | 08:06 am
TDOT will suspend construction related lane closures for busy July 4th Holiday.
TDOT will suspend construction related lane closures for busy July 4th Holiday.
NASHVILLE – Road construction won’t slow traffic across Tennessee this July 4th holiday weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon on Friday, July 1, 2011 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5 to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.
“There will be increased traffic on Tennessee’s interstates and state routes during the July 4th holiday period,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “Suspending lane closures over this busy weekend is one way to ensure that travelers don’t face construction-related delays as they travel across our state.”

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:

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.