Media Advisories

I-24 Lane Closures in Marion County This Weekend for Concrete Bridge Deck Repair

Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 01:44 pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has begun a resurfacing project on I-24 in Marion and Hamilton counties that includes concrete bridge deck repairs.  This weekend is one of the weekends that the contractor has scheduled to perform these repairs.  From Friday, April 11 at 10:00 p.m. EDT until Monday, April 14 at 6:00 a.m. EDT, the contractor will have interstate lane closures for concrete bridge deck repairs in the area between mile markers 162 and 163.  Crews will begin their bridge deck repair work on I-24 West, and, if time allows, they will work on the bridges on I-24 East.  Although one lane will remain open to traffic at all times during the weekend bridge deck repair operations, a major traffic impact is expected during this work.

Lanes Reduced on Broad Street in Rutherford County

Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 10:37 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 10 through Tuesday April 15, 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.

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 tec@tectn.org. Information about the event can be found on TEC website at http://tectn.org/more-upcoming-tree-planting-opps-please-volunteer/ .