Bridge Repairs Require Lane Closures on I-40 in Shelby County

Thursday, February 24, 2011 | 11:03 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close lanes on Interstate 40 East and Sam Cooper Boulevard in Shelby County this weekend in order to continue repairs to the bridge on Interstate 40 over Sam Cooper.  Beginning Friday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, I-40 East will have two lanes closed and two lanes open. Sam Cooper will have one lane closed and one lane open. This weekend’s lane reduction is necessary for crew’s to safely remove and repair the bridge deck above and below the Interstate. The work will continue for several more weekends.

Public Information Meeting on Poplar Avenue Widening Project

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | 12:06 pm
MEMPHIS – Tennessee Department of Transportation officials and Madden Phillips Construction representatives will hold an informational meeting tomorrow to provide the public with a brief overview of the State Route 57 (Poplar Avenue) widening project. The project consists of widening a 1.2 mile section of Poplar Avenue from Miller Farms to Dogwood Lane, making it 3 lanes in each direction. The $4.5 million project is estimated to be complete June 30, 2012. 

State Route 108 in Grundy County Closed Due to Rockslide

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 | 04:13 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. –Shortly after midnight CST on Sunday, February 20, a major rockslide occurred on SR-108 near mile marker 24 in Grundy County, resulting in total closure of the roadway. The slide area is on the portion of SR-108 that is between the towns of Viola in Warren County and Altamont in Grundy County. This section of SR-108 averages approximately 2,050 vehicles per day.

Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk This Super Bowl Sunday

Friday, February 04, 2011 | 01:53 pm
Law enforcement will work overtime to crack down on drunk drivers
Nashville, Tenn.The Tennessee Department of Transportation Governor’s Highway Safety Office, Tennessee Titans and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security are once again teaming up to remind Tennessee football fans that real Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl weekend. 

Market Street Bridge in Chattanooga to Undergo Quarterly Inspection

Friday, February 04, 2011 | 01:05 pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. –TDOT bridge inspectors will perform their regular quarterly inspection on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, February 6, 2011. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST 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.

Rolling Roadblocks on Interstate 40 in West Nashville This Weekend

Thursday, February 03, 2011 | 02:41 pm
Crews will set beams on the White Bridge Road Overpass this weekend.
Crews will set beams on the White Bridge Road Overpass this weekend.
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation crews will perform several rolling roadblocks on Interstate 40 in West Nashville this weekend for the installation of bridge beams on the White Bridge Road overpass. The closure periods are as follows:
  • Saturday February 5 and Sunday February 6, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Bridge Rehabilitation Project Begins on Hurricane Bridge in Dekalb County

Thursday, February 03, 2011 | 11:35 am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. –The Tennessee Department of Transportation has launched a major bridge rehabilitation project on the State Route 56 bridge over the Caney Fork River in Dekalb County. The bridge, commonly referred to as the “Hurricane Bridge,” was constructed in 1954 and is located 5.7 miles south of Smithville. The structure will undergo a full rehabilitation, including truss strengthening, steel repair, painting, and bridge deck removal and replacement. 

TDOT to Adjust Snow & Ice Strategy

Friday, January 21, 2011 | 02:15 pm
TDOT salting state routes
TDOT salting state routes
Diminished salt supplies force shift in tactics
NASHVILLE, Tenn. An earlier, colder and snowier winter season has the Tennessee Department of Transportation implementing new strategies to conserve resources during snow and ice removal operations. Winter weather started affecting Tennessee roads in November of last year and TDOT’s arsenal of salt is being used at a faster rate than our supplier can replenish reserves.