Media Advisories

TDOT Awards Emergency Repair Contract for SR-153 Ramp in Hamilton County

Friday, January 24, 2014 | 03:34 pm

Work will require total closure of the entire ramp for several days

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation opened bids and awarded a contract today for the emergency repair of the State Route 153 ramp from Access Rd./Lake Resort Dr. to SR 153 North that has been closed since January 6 because of pavement failure.  The contract was awarded to Highways, Inc. of Brentwood, Tennessee for the amount of $455,346.25. 

Work will begin on Monday, January 27 and the target date for reopening the ramp is Friday, February 7, 2014.

Market Street Bridge in Chattanooga to Undergo Quarterly Testing this Sunday

Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 01:37 pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will conduct quarterly testing on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, January 26, 2014, during which time the bridge will be closed to through traffic.  From 8:00 a.m. EST to no later than 2:00 p.m. EST, the bridge will be closed to traffic as the testing is performed. 

Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances delay the inspection, it will be rescheduled to take place at a later date.  Drivers are advised to use the Olgiati Bridge or the Veterans Bridge as alternate routes while the Market Street Bridge is closed.

Steering Committee to Vote on Land Acquisition Recommendations

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 10:47 am

NASHVILLE – The Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee will meet on Friday, January 24 at 10:00 a.m. (CST) at the Veterans Memorial Building at 90 East Spring Street in Cookeville to review land acquisition options and vote on the top three recommendations to the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA).  The recommendations are subject to state and federal review to determine viability, environmental impact and optimal service to the Tennessee Veteran population. 

TDOT Crews to Perform Slope Maintenance on U.S. 41 in Hamilton County

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | 12:39 pm

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation operations crews will perform slope maintenance along U.S. Hwy. 41 in Chattanooga between Broad Street and State Route 148 from 9:00 a.m. EST to 4:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 22 and Thursday, January 23, 2014.  Because this work involves removing rocks from the slope, lane closures will be necessary for the safety of the traveling public.  During the work, there will be only one lane accessible to through traffic, and it will be controlled by flaggers.