Media Advisories

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

Friday, April 04, 2014 | 08:33 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 | 08:26 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.

TDOT Updates Transportation Improvement Plan

Thursday, April 03, 2014 | 12:08 pm

Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for


2015-2017


Conservative Program Reflects Federal Funding Uncertainty


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today released the three-year transportation program, featuring approximately $1.5 billion in infrastructure investments for 59 individual project phases in 41 counties, as well as 14 statewide programs.

TDOT Releases Transportation Improvement Plan for 2015-2017

Thursday, April 03, 2014 | 12:05 pm

Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for


2015-2017


Conservative Program Reflects Federal Funding Uncertainty


 


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today released the three-year transportation program, featuring approximately $1.5 billion in infrastructure investments for 59 individual project phases in 41 counties, as well as 14 statewide programs.

Concrete Repair Scheduled for Ramps on I-24 East near Mile Marker 184 in Hamilton County

Thursday, April 03, 2014 | 11:52 am

Work will require closure of the ramps for the next two weekends

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will close the on-ramp to I-24 East from South Terrace Road and the off-ramp to Moore Road from I-24 East at Exit 184 in Hamilton County for the next two weekends to perform concrete repair.

Beginning at 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 4 and ending by 6:00 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 7 the on-ramp to I-24 East from South Terrace Road and the off-ramp to Moore Road from I-24 East at Exit 184 will be closed to traffic.  The following weekend, concrete ramp repair work will resume at this location during the same time period.  From 9:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 11 until 6:00 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 14 the contractor will once again close the ramps to traffic to continue concrete ramp repair work.

Third Annual Women Veterans Summit to Offer Networking, Educational Opportunities and Entertainment

Thursday, April 03, 2014 | 07:00 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with the Women Veterans of America Chapter 20 to host the Third Annual Women Veterans Summit at Embassy Suites-Cool Springs in Franklin on April 5 and 6. 

Speakers include State Representative and United States Air Force Veteran Courtney Rogers (R-Goodlettsville), as well as Director of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans Elisa Basnight, dynamic motivational speaker Marine Veteran Dr. Betty Moseley Brown and Director of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Minority Veterans and U.S. Air Force Veteran Barbara Ward.  Attendees will also hear Lynne Hutton-Smith’s compelling story of how Iraqi troops held her and her 2-year old daughter hostage in Kuwait and how American service members saved them from execution.    

Marine Veteran, Country Music Artist and Wounded Warrior Project Spokesperson Sal Gonzalez will perform and share his inspirational story of recovery after a life-changing combat injury. 

SR-153 Ramp in Hamilton County to be Closed for Repaving

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 | 09:12 am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) operations crews will close the State Route 153 ramp at Access Road/Lake Resort Drive for repaving and restriping beginning at 5:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  The ramp is expected to reopen to traffic by 3:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday afternoon.  Detours will be posted.