Media Advisories

State Soil Conservation Committee to Meet February 23

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | 11:16 am

NASHVILLE - The next meeting of the State Soil Conservation Committee will be held Feb.  23 at 5 p.m. at the Nashville Airport Marriott Hotel, 600 Marriott Dr, Nashville, Tenn., in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts.  The meeting will take place in Salon C inside the hotel.

The agenda includes remarks from state Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson, and reports from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

The meeting is open to the public. Individuals interested in addressing the committee should plan to arrive prior to the start of the meeting in order to be placed on the agenda.

SR-153 Ramp in Hamilton County Reopens Following Emergency Repair

Friday, February 07, 2014 | 03:07 pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reopened the State Route 153 ramp at Access Rd./Lake Resort Dr. to traffic at 3:00 p.m. EST today. 

The ramp had been partially closed since January 6 because of pavement failure and totally closed since January 27 after an emergency repair contract for $455,346.25 was awarded to Highways, Inc. 

During the ramp closure, the contractor excavated and rebuilt the entire slope and roadway and addressed drainage issues.  Once the work was completed, TDOT Operations crews paved the newly repaired portion of the ramp and installed pavement markings and guardrail.  Later this spring after the weather warms up and our crews are able to obtain hot mix asphalt, the entire ramp will be repaved.

Broad Street Community Information Meeting Tuesday February 4th

Friday, January 31, 2014 | 03:21 pm
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SR 1 Rendering 5.JPG

Broad Street Community Information Meeting Tuesday February 4th

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews have begun preliminary construction of a new interchange on State Route 1 (Broad Street) and (SR 96/SR 10) Memorial Boulevard/Old Fort Parkway. 

TDOT will hold an informational meeting for the community and businesses next week. Officials from TDOT, the city of Murfreesboro and the contractor will all be available to answer questions and provide details about the project timeline.