Media Advisories

Traffic Shift Planned on I-65 South at I-24 East Merge in Davidson County

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 11:07 am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews plan to shift traffic on I-65 southbound near the I-24 east merge in Nashville.   Between mile markers 86 and 88, lanes of travel will be reduced from four to three lanes to allow for the continued widening of this stretch of I-65.

Weather permitting; crews have tentatively scheduled to start implementing the lane reduction on Wednesday, April 30.

Once the new traffic pattern is in place, there will be three travel lanes from the I-65 S / I-24 E merge to just south of Trinity Lane. The new traffic pattern will be in place for the next several months, when traffic will be shifted again to complete the remaining new lanes in late fall. Northbound lanes on I-65 have been reduced to three lanes in this same area since the project began.

TDOT Announces New Community Relations Officer for Region Three

Monday, April 28, 2014 | 12:02 pm

Nashville – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer has appointed Heather Jensen as the Community Relations Officer for TDOT’s Region Three area, based in Nashville.  Jensen officially started Monday April 7, 2014.  Jensen takes over the position previously held by Deanna Lambert, who is now heading up a new video production unit in TDOT’s Community Relations Office.

Old State Route 109 Bridge Imploded April 25th

Friday, April 25, 2014 | 12:02 pm

GALLATIN, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews imploded the old State Route 109 Bridge over the Cumberland River in Sumner and Wilson counties on Friday, April 25th. Traffic on the newly constructed bridge was temporarily stopped for the bridge implosion.   Lanes were reopened to traffic shortly after the blast.