Transportation

TDOT Updates Transportation Improvement Plan

Thursday, April 03, 2014 | 01:08 pm

Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for


2015-2017


Conservative Program Reflects Federal Funding Uncertainty


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today released the three-year transportation program, featuring approximately $1.5 billion in infrastructure investments for 59 individual project phases in 41 counties, as well as 14 statewide programs.

TDOT Releases Transportation Improvement Plan for 2015-2017

Thursday, April 03, 2014 | 01:05 pm

Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for


2015-2017


Conservative Program Reflects Federal Funding Uncertainty


 


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today released the three-year transportation program, featuring approximately $1.5 billion in infrastructure investments for 59 individual project phases in 41 counties, as well as 14 statewide programs.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Office Announces April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Monday, March 31, 2014 | 09:14 am

Nashville, Tenn. - April is National Distracted Driving Awareness and Enforcement Month.  Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways.  This risky activity can divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving, while endangering the safety of the driver, passengers, and bystanders. 



In 2012, there were 3,328 people killed and 421,000 injured nationwide in crashes involving distracted driving.  In 2013, there were 18,761 traffic crashes including 54 fatalities as a result of distracted driving in Tennessee.  

TDOT HELP Trucks Heading to Bristol

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 09:11 am

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will be sending special “HELP” to the Tri-Cities this weekend to assist with the heavy traffic expected in conjunction with NASCAR events at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16.

Governor’s Highway Safety Office Launches SAFE Campaign

Friday, February 14, 2014 | 03:46 pm

Nashville, Tenn. - The Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) today launched a new highway safety campaign aimed at increasing seat belt usage across the state.  The SAFE Campaign (Seat Belts Are for Everyone) is designed to increase seat belt and child passenger safety restraint usage in Tennessee.  Law enforcement agencies are encouraged to participate in the campaign by planning and implementing occupant protection initiatives in their communities.


“Nationally, seat belt usage rates have increased steadily over time,” said Kendell Poole, Director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.  “However, that’s not the case in Tennessee. In 2013, more than half of Tennessee’s traffic fatalities involved unrestrained drivers or passengers. The SAFE Campaign is designed to educate all drivers across the state about the importance of wearing seat belts.”


SR-153 Ramp in Hamilton County Reopens Following Emergency Repair

Friday, February 07, 2014 | 03:07 pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reopened the State Route 153 ramp at Access Rd./Lake Resort Dr. to traffic at 3:00 p.m. EST today. 

The ramp had been partially closed since January 6 because of pavement failure and totally closed since January 27 after an emergency repair contract for $455,346.25 was awarded to Highways, Inc. 

During the ramp closure, the contractor excavated and rebuilt the entire slope and roadway and addressed drainage issues.  Once the work was completed, TDOT Operations crews paved the newly repaired portion of the ramp and installed pavement markings and guardrail.  Later this spring after the weather warms up and our crews are able to obtain hot mix asphalt, the entire ramp will be repaved.