Transportation

New 2014 State Maps Now Available

Friday, January 10, 2014 | 10:40 am

New 2014 State Maps Now Available

NASHVILLE – The official 2014 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers. This year’s map contains new information to assist motorists, including the recently completed State Route 385 in Shelby County.

TDOT Launches Yellow DOT Program

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 | 01:01 pm

January 8, 2014

TDOT Launches Yellow DOT Program

Stickers to Help First Responders Make Most of “Golden Hour”

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) today launched the Yellow DOT Program, which is designed to assist first responders in identifying vital medical information for senior drivers. The program features yellow stickers that are placed in the bottom left side of the rear window of vehicles and yellow envelopes containing a photo, medical history and prescription drug information for glove compartments.

State Route 49 Bridge Implosion Set for Monday, Dec. 23rd

Friday, December 20, 2013 | 12:41 pm

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews plan to implode the State Route 49 Bridge over the Harpeth River in Ashland City on Monday, December 23rd between 10:00 and 10:30 a.m.  Traffic on the newly constructed bridge will be temporarily stopped for five to ten minutes for the bridge implosion.   Lanes will be reopened to traffic as soon as possible once any debris is cleaned up.


Demolition crews will use explosives to bring down the old cantilever bridge that was built in the 1930’s.  Construction began in 2012 on a new $7.9 million concrete and steel structure bridge which was built beside the older structure.  The entire project is expected to be complete by June 2014.


TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period

Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 10:00 am

NASHVILLE – Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.  

No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on Tennessee roadways beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 through 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 2, 2014.  


TDOT Wants Feedback on the Future of Transportation Investments

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 11:51 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Hate sitting in traffic? Is your daily commute growing? Want more transportation choices? The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is updating its 25-Year Long Range Transportation Plan to address the growing needs and changing demands of Tennessee’s transportation system.


Public input is critical in establishing the goals of the department and making the 25-Year Long Range Transportation Plan a success. Updated every five years, the plan will serve as the TDOT's roadmap for future statewide transportation investments.


“We are taking a new approach for this Long Range Transportation Plan,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “Unlike previous plans, it will be fiscally responsible, restrained and most importantly, achievable. That’s why it’s so important for our customers to help us prioritize our future transportation investments.” 


TDOT Ready to Tackle Winter Weather

Thursday, December 05, 2013 | 04:25 pm

December 5, 2013

TDOT Ready to Tackle Winter Weather

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow this season. Over the last several weeks, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks for the winter season.

TDOT Halts Lane Closures During Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Period

Monday, November 25, 2013 | 02:10 pm

November 25, 2013


No Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During the Thanksgiving Holiday


TDOT Halts All Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period


NASHVILLE – Thanksgiving travelers will enjoy a smooth drive through Tennessee again this year during this busy travel holiday.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.  All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27 until 6:00 a.m. Monday, December 2.

TDOT Commissioner Schroer Celebrates Completion of SR 385

Friday, November 22, 2013 | 12:38 pm

November 22, 2013


TDOT Commissioner Schroer Celebrates Completion of State Route 385


Memphis, Tenn. –Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer and former Tennessee Gov. Winfield Dunn joined state and local officials in Collierville today to mark the opening of the final section of State Route 385. The new 8 mile section, from State Route 57 (Poplar Road) to State Route 193 (Macon Road) is the final piece of the 55 mile route.

SR 385 in Shelby and Fayette Counties to Open

Monday, November 18, 2013 | 12:00 pm

Memphis, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will join former Tennessee Gov. Winfield Dunn as well as state and local officials in Collierville, Tennessee on Friday, November 22, 2013 to open the last segment of SR 385.


The $74 million project started in November 2009 and is the final segment of the nearly 50 mile highway that stretches through Fayette and Shelby Counties. During Friday’s ceremony, the final segment of SR 385 will also be officially designated as Governor Winfield Dunn Parkway.

Friday’s event will begin at 10:00 a.m. CDT at Collierville’s Town Hall and will end at approximately 12:00 p.m. on the southbound lanes of SR 385 at SR 57. A motorcade will begin at the Town Hall at approximately 10:45 a.m., traveling to the northbound on ramp to SR 385 at SR 57. In the event of rain, the motorcade will not take place.


*Special Note: SR 385 will officially open to traffic at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013.