Media Advisories

Work Zone Awareness Week 2014

Monday, April 07, 2014 | 09:36 am

TDOT Reminds Motorists: Work Zone Speeding – A Costly Mistake
National Work Zone Awareness Week April 7-11

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is joining states across the nation to remind motorists of the dangers of speeding through work zones. TDOT will spread that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 7-11) in an effort to improve safety in Tennessee’s interstate and highway construction and maintenance work zones.

Tree Planting Event Aims to Protect Whites Creek

Friday, April 04, 2014 | 10:32 am

- Volunteers needed to plant 500 trees -

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is partnering with the Tennessee Environmental Council (TEC) and the Whites Creek Watershed Alliance to plant trees in the Whites Creek Watershed this Saturday, April 5. The effort is a part of the Division’s Riparian Buffer Program and TEC’s Tennessee Tree Project.

“Healthy creeks, streams and rivers are dependent on healthy forested stream banks” State Forester Jere Jeter said. “Tree planting events such as this one help to improve the quality of water and life downstream.”

Volunteers are needed to help plant 500 trees along the beautiful Whites Creek from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday. The event will take place at 2102 Ingram Road, Nashville (intersection of Ingram Road and Lickton Pike). No prior tree planting experience is needed. In fact, this is a great way to learn how to plant trees, meet some new friends and get some exercise. The event is also ideal for families with kids 6 years and older. Interested volunteers are encouraged to register with TEC prior to the event by sending an email to Information about the event can be found on TEC website at .

TDOT Reminds Motorists - Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake

Friday, April 04, 2014 | 09:59 am

Jackson, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will hold an event for National Work Zone Awareness Week on Monday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m.  The event will be held at the Region 4 Complex.  During the event, TDOT will remember the 109 employees who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The family of Mr. Scott Jones, the TDOT employee who was killed in the line of duty this past August will be present as we unveil his name on the plaque of the TDOT employees who have fallen.

Market Street Bridge in Chattanooga to Undergo Quarterly Testing on Sunday, April 6, 2014

Friday, April 04, 2014 | 09:33 am

Traffic Advisory

Market Street Bridge in Chattanooga to Undergo Quarterly Testing this Sunday

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will conduct quarterly testing on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, April 6, 2014, 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.

Traffic Shift Planned on Broad Street in Rutherford County

Friday, April 04, 2014 | 09:26 am

 Traffic Shift Planned on Broad Street in Rutherford County

Lanes Reduced from Seven to Five

Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews plan to shift traffic on Broad Street (SR 1) in Murfreesboro.   Weather permitting, crews have tentatively scheduled to start work Thursday, April 10 and it could take several days to completely shift traffic.

Thursday April 3 through Tuesday April 8, from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. each day, there will be alternating lane closures on Old Fort Parkway (SR 96), Broad Street and College Street in order to prepare for the new traffic shift.   Once the new traffic pattern is in place, there will be two travel lanes in each direction and a turn lane.   The new traffic pattern will be in place for the next year and will allow crews to safely perform road and utility work.