Transportation

Bredesen Announces Recovery Funds to Northwest Tennessee Human Resources Agency

Friday, July 31, 2009 | 12:13 pm
$17.9 Million in Recovery Act Funds Awarded to Rural Transit Providers Across Tennessee
 
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that Northwest Tennessee Human Resources Agency will receive $1.3 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for rural transportation services. The NWHRA provides public transportation for citizens in Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion and Weakley Counties.  
 

Bredesen Announces Recovery Act Funds to Pigeon Forge Fun Time Trolley

Friday, July 31, 2009 | 12:12 pm
$17.9 Million in Recovery Act Funds Awarded to Rural Transit Providers Across Tennessee
 
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that the Pigeon Forge Fun Time Trolley will receive $1.1 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for rural transportation services. PFFTT provides public transportation services for all of the Pigeon Forge area.  
 

Bredesen Announces Recovery Act Funds to South Central Tennessee Development District

Friday, July 31, 2009 | 12:09 pm
$17.9 Million in Recovery Act Funds Awarded to Rural Transit Providers Across Tennessee
 
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that South Central Tennessee Development District Rural Public Transportation will receive $1.99 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for rural transportation services. The SCTDD provides public transportation services for citizens in Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry and Wayne Counties.  

Bredesen Announces Recovery Funds to Southeast Tennessee Human Resources Agency

Friday, July 31, 2009 | 12:07 pm
$17.9 Million in Recovery Act Funds Awarded to Rural Transit Providers Across Tennessee
 
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that Southeast Tennessee Human Resources Agency will receive $1.5 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for rural transportation services. SETHRA provides public transportation services for citizens in Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea and Sequatchie Counties.  
 

Bredesen Announces Recovery Funds to Southwest Tennessee Human Resources Agency

Friday, July 31, 2009 | 12:06 pm
$17.9 Million in Recovery Act Funds Awarded to Rural Transit Providers Across Tennessee
 
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that Southwest Tennessee Human Resources Agency will receive $1.39 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for rural transportation services. The SWHRA provides public transportation for citizens in Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Madison and McNairy Counties.  
 

Bredesen Announces Recovery Act Funds to Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency

Friday, July 31, 2009 | 12:04 pm
$17.9 Million in Recovery Act Funds Awarded to Rural Transit Providers Across Tennessee
 
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency will receive $1.7 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for rural transportation services. UCHRA provides public transportation services for Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren and White Counties.  

Highway 66 Widening Project in Sevier County Begins

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 | 11:44 am
Workers install signs on the Highway 66 widening project. The project is funded through the Recovery Act.
Workers install signs on the Highway 66 widening project. The project is funded through the Recovery Act.
TDOT Keeping Motorists Informed with Highway 66 Web site and Twitter Page
 
KNOXVILLE – The most expensive highway project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Tennessee is now underway. Construction crews began widening a four mile section of Highway 66 in Sevier County Monday night, July 27. 
 
When completed, the $38.7 million project will widen the existing highway from four lanes to six lanes including shoulders, curb and gutter and sidewalks, from Boyds Creek Highway (SR-338) to SR-448 in Sevierville. Highway 66, also known as the Great Smoky Mountains Parkway, is the main artery into the popular tourist destinations of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With over 9 million visitors last year, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the country.
 

TDOT Completes First Phase of Hillsboro Road Improvements

Monday, July 27, 2009 | 02:23 pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews have completed the first phase of the Hillsboro Road Improvement Project ahead of schedule.  Originally planned to take place over four separate weekends, workers were able to complete excavation and paving work between Sharondale Drive and Crestmoor Road in half the originally estimated time, finishing after just two weekend closures. The early completion of this phase eliminates the need for future all-weekend lane closures through this area.
 

Weekend Lane Closures Continue on Hillsboro Road Improvement Project

Thursday, July 23, 2009 | 01:51 pm
NASHVILLE – Weekend lane closures along a busy section of Hillsboro Road in Green Hills will continue this weekend. The closures are part of a project to improve traffic flow along Hillsboro Road between Sharondale Drive and Crestmoor Road. Beginning at 9:00 p.m. Friday, July 24, Hillsboro Road Northbound will be reduced to one lane from Crestmoor Road to Sharondale Drive.  The lane closure will be in effect until no later than 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 27.
 

TDOT Breaks Ground on Recovery Act Project in Wilson County

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | 12:32 pm
State Route 171 to be Widened Using Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds
 
NASHVILLE – Members of the Tennessee Department of Transportation joined officials in Wilson County today to break ground on a project to widen State Route 171, also known as Mt. Juliet Road, from Division Street to US 70.  The project is being funded through money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.