Media Advisories

Voting Begins Today for Overhead Sign Message Contest

Monday, January 26, 2015 | 10:57 am

Voters Can Choose From 15 Finalists

NASHVILLE – Voting begins today to choose the winners from TDOT’s first ever Dynamic Message Sign Contest. Over the past two weeks, TDOT has received more than 3,400 entries for possible safety messages for the overhead signs located across Tennessee. The entries were narrowed down to 15 messages that cover safety issues such as distracted driving, seatbelt usage, impaired driving, speeding, and aggressive driving.

Traffic Shift Planned for Lebanon Town Square

Friday, January 16, 2015 | 03:00 pm

Square Temporarily Closed to Traffic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will shift traffic at the intersection of US 231 (Cumberland Street) and US 70 (Main Street), known as the Lebanon Town Square, in Wilson County this weekend. In preparation of the shift and ongoing construction, the square will be temporarily closed.

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New 2015 State Maps Now Available

Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 11:21 am

NASHVILLE – The official 2015 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers. This year’s map contains new information to assist motorists, and features a special cover to commemorate the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s centennial.  The 2015 map contains historical photographs that look back at the development of Tennessee’s highway system over the last 100 years. It also highlights State Route 1, the first cross-state highway built by the state of Tennessee.

TDOT Ready to Tackle Winter Weather

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 | 01:51 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation 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.

Got Something Clever to Say About Highway Safety?

Friday, January 02, 2015 | 12:13 pm

TDOT Offers Motorists the Chance to Create Messages for Overhead Signs

NASHVILLE – “Eyes on the Road & Head out of Your Apps”, “Buckle Up Y’all, It’s the Law”, and “Ho Ho Hold Your Calls”. Those are just a few of the overhead sign messages that have caught the attention of Tennessee motorists recently. Think you can come up with one better?

For the first time, TDOT will offer drivers the chance to craft their own highway safety messages. Beginning Monday January 5, TDOT will begin taking entries for the Dynamic Message Sign Contest. Entries will be considered for five highway safety categories: seatbelt usage, impaired driving, distracted driving, speeding, and aggressive driving.

TDOT Breaks Ground on US 64 Widening in Hardin County

Monday, December 22, 2014 | 03:22 pm
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Construction begins on the last piece of the 266 mile route from Memphis to Chattanooga

JACKSON, Tenn.Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer joined state and local officials today in Hardin County to mark a major milestone in efforts to complete the US 64 corridor, breaking ground on the last widening project.

TDOT Halts Highway Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period

Friday, December 19, 2014 | 12:59 pm

No Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes from December 23 to January 5

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