Transportation

East Tennessee Construction Report for July 10-16, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014 | 12:35 pm


ANDERSON COUNTY, SR 116 to SR 330 in Campbell County: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform work through this safety improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grants for Grundy County

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | 01:58 pm

Grants fund improvements in Monteagle and Tracy City
 
MONTEAGLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today nearly $820,000 in two transportation alternative grants for Monteagle and Tracy City to connect downtown districts to trails and make other enhancements.
 
The town of Monteagle was awarded a $216,320 grant for the Pedestrian Corridor Extension Project. The project will install approximately 2,000 feet of 5-foot sidewalks on the east side of Highway 64 beginning at Dubose Street heading south to Elgin Drive. The sidewalk will extend access to the multiuse trail and park in downtown Monteagle. A new pedestrian crosswalk will also be created across Highway 64 at the Monteagle City Ball Park.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Dunlap

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | 01:55 pm

Project to connect residential areas with downtown business district and educational centers
 
DUNLAP – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today a $591,141 transportation alternative grant to the city of Dunlap to connect residential areas near Coops Creek with the downtown business district and educational centers.
 
Phase II of the Coops Creek Greenway Project is located at the beginning of Highway 127 and continues along the edge of the creek. It will include parking, bicycle racks, and a gathering area for public events.

East Tennessee Construction Report for July 3-9, 2014

Thursday, July 03, 2014 | 02:04 pm

There will be no temporary lane closures permitted on the Interstate or State Routes beginning at 6 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014 through 6 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2014 due to the 4th of July holiday.  Some long term closures will remain in place through some construction projects due to safety reasons. 

ANDERSON COUNTY, SR 116 to SR 330 in Campbell County: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform work through this safety improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

Construction Won't Slow July 4th Travelers in Tennessee

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 | 02:28 pm

No Construction-Related Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways July 3 - 7

NASHVILLE – Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2014 through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 7 to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers.

TDOT is Turning 100!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 | 02:50 pm

Year-Long Centennial Celebration Begins



NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation today kicked off "100 Years of Moving Tennessee Forward,” a year-long celebration of its centennial as a state agency. The state statute      creating the first state highway agency, the Tennessee Department of Highways and Public Works, became law on July 1, 1915. The department was tasked with creating a network of state highways and to perform and oversee construction and maintenance on state roadways.

TDOT's HELP Program Celebrates 15 Years of Service

Monday, June 30, 2014 | 03:12 pm

June 30, 2014

More than 1.8 Million Served during First Decade of Service

NASHVILLE – From flat tires and empty fuel gauges to major interstate incidents, TDOT’s HELP program is celebrating 15 years of service in Tennessee’s urban areas.  HELP trucks began rolling in Nashville and Knoxville in the summer of 1999.  Service began in Memphis and Chattanooga in the summer of 2000.  Since the program launched, TDOT’s HELP drivers have responded to more than 1.8 million calls for various types of assistance. The number of HELP operators has also tripled since the program began, with 71 operators statewide working in three shifts seven days a week.