Transportation

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.

Middle Tennessee Weekly Construction Lane Closure June 26-July 2, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | 05:12 pm

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Repair on I-65 over CSX Railroad, Rivergate Pkwy, Long Hollow Pike, E Cedar Street, & Mansker Creek

  • Thursday June 26, Monday June 30 and Tuesday July 1, 8PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on I-65 southbound, between MM 96 and MM 99, on the inside lanes, for bridge repair.
  • Friday June 27, 8PM through Monday June 30, 6AM, There will be lane closures I-65 southbound, between MM 96 and MM 99, so that bridge deck sealing and paving may be done. 
  • Wednesday July 2, 8PM-12AM, There will be lane closures on I-65 southbound, between MM 96 and MM 99, on the inside lanes, for bridge repair.  

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Springfield

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | 02:34 pm

$883,000 grant funds Pedestrian/Greenway Project downtown


SPRINGFIELD – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today an $882,943 transportation alternative grant to the city of Springfield to build a major component of the city’s Greenway Master Plan.


Phase III of the Pedestrian/Bicycle Greenway Project includes pedestrian and bicycle facilities along portions of South Main Street, Central Avenue West, John L. Patterson Street, and Bransford Drive. Phase III will also connect the southern portion of Springfield with the Central Business District and includes 4,000 linear feet of concrete path. New landscaping, benches, bike racks, and decorative lighting will be added.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Ashland City

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | 10:55 am


$398,000 grant funds connect three parks along Marks Creek


ASHLAND CITY – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $398,447 transportation alternative grant that will connect three parks along Marks Creek in Ashland City.


The Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail Project is located along the bank of Marks Creek near three city parks and SR 49. The project will provide trail connections to all three parks, which are currently only accessible by automobile. It includes more than 2,000 linear feet of 10-foot wide asphalt trail, a bridge, boardwalk, retaining walls, fencing, and a trailhead with amenities. New signs, benches, and landscaping will also enhance the scenic character of the town’s greenway system.

East Tennessee Construction Report for June 19-25, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014 | 07:30 am

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.