Media Advisories

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.

Work Begins on Broad Street Intersection in Murfreesboro; Community Meeting Planned

Friday, January 17, 2014 | 10:57 am
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Work Begins on Broad Street Intersection in Murfreesboro

Community Information Meeting Set for Feb 4th

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

Bell & Associates Construction was awarded the project at a contract cost of $17.6 million. Starting today, crews will begin preliminary construction activities such as installing construction signs and marking the project boundaries. This work will not impact traffic. In February, crews will begin relocating utilities.

Tennessee Viticulture Advisory Board to Meet

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | 05:30 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Viticulture Advisory Board will meet Feb. 1 at 3:30 p.m. CST in conjunction with the Tennessee Horticultural Expo at the Nashville Airport Marriott, 600 Marriott Dr., Nashville, Tenn. The agenda includes a review of the VAB report for 2014 and a discussion of the Governor’s Rural Challenge: A 10-Year Strategic Plan for growing Tennessee agriculture and forestry.

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

The Tennessee Viticulture Advisory Board advises the Tennessee Department of Agriculture on matters pertaining to grape growing and wine production in Tennessee.  For more information, contact Tammy Algood, marketing specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture at 615-837-5160, or e-mail