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

Friday, February 04, 2011 | 12:53 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 | 12:05 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 | 01:41 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 | 10:35 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 | 01:15 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.

TDOT Announces the Southern Gateway Project

Thursday, January 13, 2011 | 12:05 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn.– The Tennessee Department of Transportation is beginning the initial planning and environmental studies for the Southern Gateway project to study a possible future connection across the Mississippi River in the Memphis area. The Southern Gateway project purpose is to improve cross-river travel for both people and freight and to improve transportation connections through Memphis to the tri-state region and the nation. The Southern Gateway is a project with national significance.

New 2011 State Maps Now Available

Thursday, January 13, 2011 | 11:32 am
NASHVILLE– The official 2011 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available to assist travelers in their planning efforts.
“Even as motorists use other tools such as smart phones and GPS systems, state maps will continue to be important in assisting motorists in their travels across our state and reaching a destination,” said TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely.