TDOT Announces Completion of New Community Park

Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 10:51 am

TDOT and Metro Parks Partner to Create Five Acre Facility

Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer joined Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and residents on Thursday to celebrate the completion of a new community park which sits at the corner of Gale and Lealand Lanes. TDOT partnered with Mayor Dean and Metro Parks to convert the property into the new park.    

Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 04:39 pm

NASHVILLE – Road construction won’t slow motorists down as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 24 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state this Memorial Day weekend.

“Suspending construction-related lane closures during the busy Memorial Day weekend will lessen congestion and delays on Tennessee’s major highways,” said Commissioner John Schroer.  “We want to do our part to help everyone have an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend and keep traffic flowing as smoothly and efficiently as possible.”

SR-27/Suck Creek Road in Hamilton County to Temporarily Close on Sunday

Friday, May 17, 2013 | 10:16 am

Closure Necessary to Allow TDOT Crews to Repair Slide Area

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) maintenance crews will close SR 27 (Suck Creek Rd.) in Hamilton County on Sunday, May 19, 2013 between 6:00 a.m. EDT and 8:00 p.m. EDT to repair a slide area located approximately two miles west of the Signal Mountain Cement Company.

Building Maintenance to Impact TDOT Web Services

Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 01:34 pm

NASHVILLE – Emergency maintenance will be performed this weekend on the James K. Polk Building in downtown Nashville, which houses the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) headquarters offices. This maintenance will cause outages to many TDOT web-based services.

The maintenance window is expected to occur between 3:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. CDT on Sunday, May 19, 2013. During this time, the TDOT website, Tennessee 511, and the TDOT SmartWay mobile application will be unavailable. These services will resume at noon on Sunday.

SR-56 Hurricane Bridge over Caney Fork River in DeKalb County to Close for Approximately 20 Hours

Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 12:56 pm

Closure Necessary to Replace Bearing Pin on Bridge Pier

Chattanooga, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will close the Hurricane Bridge on State Route 56 over the Caney Fork River in DeKalb County to all traffic on Friday, May 17 beginning at 8:00 p.m. for approximately 20 hours.  The closure is necessary to allow the contractor to perform structural work that cannot be done with traffic driving on the bridge.

The work is weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent this work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible.

Crews to Perform Traffic Shift on U.S. 27 South in Chattanooga, Hamilton County

Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 09:48 am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Weather permitting, beginning on Friday evening, May 17, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. EDT and ending by 7:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday morning, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will perform a traffic shift to move traffic to the newly-constructed southbound traffic lanes.  During the traffic shift, the southbound Manufacturer’s Road ramps will require periodic and possibly extended closures during the night to prepare for the new traffic pattern. 

Once completed, traffic will shift from the previously-closed Whitehall Road slip ramp to the Manning Street Bridge.  The new southbound entrance and exit ramps at Manufacturer’s Road will also be opened with a new traffic signal in place.

TDOT Announces Aeronautics Grants for Seven Tennessee Airports

Thursday, May 16, 2013 | 09:14 am

NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that state aeronautics grants totaling $316,650 have been approved for seven Tennessee airports.

Airports receiving grants include:

Clarksville (Montgomery County) – Outlaw Field

Lebanon (Wilson County) – Lebanon Municipal Airport
Knoxville (Knox County) – McGhee Tyson Airport

Smyrna (Rutherford County) – Smyrna Airport
Lafayette (Macon County) – Lafayette Municipal Airport

Tullahoma (Coffee County) – Tullahoma Regional Airport
Waverly (Humphreys County) – Humphreys County Airport

For more details on each of these grants visit:

TDOT Awards Rockslide Repair Contract

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 10:00 am
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TDOT Awards Rockslide Repair Contract

Work to begin soon on State Route 25 in Smith County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has awarded an emergency contract for rockslide repair following a rockslide that occurred last week on SR 25 (Dixon Springs Highway) in Carthage.

State Route 16 in Franklin County Reopened

Thursday, May 09, 2013 | 03:56 pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – State Route 16 (Rowe Gap Road/Keith Springs Mtn.) in Franklin County has reopened to traffic.  The roadway had been closed near log mile 17.7 as a result of a rockslide that occurred on March 25, 2013.

Now that the roadway is open to traffic, work will resume on the $2.4 million TDOT rockfall mitigation project that was underway on a nearby stretch of SR 16 when the March rockslide occurred.  Highways, Inc. is the contractor for the project, which is slated for completion by August 31, 2013.