Transportation

Market Street Bridge in Chattanooga to Undergo Quarterly Testing this Sunday

Thursday, October 24, 2013 | 02:31 pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will conduct quarterly testing on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, October 27, 2013, during which time the bridge will be closed to through traffic.  From 8:00 a.m. EDT to no later than 2:00 p.m. EDT, the bridge will be closed to traffic as the testing is performed. 

Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances delay the inspection, it will be rescheduled to take place at a later date.  Drivers are advised to use the Olgiati Bridge or the Veterans Bridge as alternate routes while the Market Street Bridge is closed.

I-40 West Reduced to One Lane in Davidson County This Weekend

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 03:33 pm

 


I-40 West Reduced to One Lane in Davidson County This Weekend


Elm Hill Pike Bridge Repairs Begin Friday Night at 8 p.m.


 


NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will reduce Interstate 40 West in Davidson County to one lane this weekend in order to perform repairs to the Elm Hill Pike Bridge that crosses over I-40 at mile marker 217, which is located between the Stewarts Ferry Pike and Donelson Pike exits.  I-40 West at mile marker 217 will be reduced to one lane from Friday, October 25th at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, October 28th at 6:00 a.m.


TDOT Breaks Ground on New Welcome Center on I-26

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 01:43 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer and Tennessee Department of Tourist Development (TDTD) Commissioner Susan Whitaker joined state and local officials in Sullivan County today to break ground for a new welcome center on Interstate 26. The new welcome center will be located at mile marker 5, and is expected to open to the public in the summer of 2014.


“This new welcome center in Sullivan County will play a major role in welcoming visitors to Tennessee,” said TDOT Commissioner Schroer. “The Interstate 26 corridor is the primary route to several tourist destinations, including the Cherokee National Forest. I’m pleased to see construction begin on this important project.”


TDOT Announces New Multimodal Access Fund

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 10:21 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is pleased to announce the creation of the Multimodal Access Fund. The Multimodal Access Fund is a new program to support the transportation needs of transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists through infrastructure projects that address existing gaps along the state highway network.


“This fund is designed to help communities provide transportation choices for people across Tennessee,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “Improving the facilities for walking, biking, and transit is essential to the continued growth and success of our towns and cities.”


I-26 Welcome Center Groundbreaking Will be Held on October 23

Monday, October 21, 2013 | 03:25 pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer and Tennessee Department of Tourist Development (TDTD) Commissioner Susan Whitaker will join state and local officials in Sullivan County on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 to break ground on the future I-26 Welcome Center, which is located between mile markers 5 and 6.

Departments of Transportation, Safety & Homeland Security Take Action to Help Reduce Traffic Fatalities in Tennessee

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 11:59 am

NASHVILLE --- The commissioners of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) today announced specific actions their agencies are taking to help curb the number of traffic fatalities in Tennessee. As of October 17, there have been 800 people killed on Tennessee roadways in 2013. That is the same number of fatalities this same time last year.

Agencies Announce $85,000 in Green Development Grants

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 09:58 am

Four Innovative Green Infrastructure and Low-Impact Development Projects Chosen

Nashville – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, in partnership with the Tennessee Stormwater Association, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Tennessee Department of Transportation, today awarded $85,000 to four local governments to fund green infrastructure and low-impact development projects beginning January 2014.

East Tennessee Construction Report for October 10-16, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 09:56 am

ANDERSON COUNTY, I-75 North and South near Mile Marker 129 in Lake City: On Sunday, October 13, 2013 through Thursday, October 17, 2013, motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform work through this bridge repair project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

TDOT to Hold Informational Meetings for Upcoming I-40/240 Project in Memphis

Friday, October 04, 2013 | 09:44 am

WHAT:          The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will host two community meetings to discuss the I-40/I-240, Phase ll Interchange Project that will begin this fall in east Memphis. The public is encouraged to attend the following meetings:


• Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
        St. Ann Catholic Church Community Center
     6520 Stage Road
     Bartlett, TN 38134
    
• Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
      Oak Grove M.B. Church
     7289 Highway 64
     Bartlett, TN 38133