NASHVILLE – The Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery Steering Committee will meet on Friday, November 1 at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) at Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5062 at 103 W. Henson Street in Livingston to discuss ongoing efforts to review potential sites, raise local awareness about the proposed Upper Cumberland State Veterans Cemetery and raise local funding as well as donations for land acquisition.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Viticulture Advisory Board will meet Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. CST at DelMonaco Winery, located at 600 Lance Dr. in Baxter, Tenn. The agenda includes planning for the 2014 VAB report, CSA grape crop reporting and listing grapes in Tennessee ag statistics.
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 Tammy.Algood@TN.gov.
Section of I-40 West in Nashville Closed This Weekend for Bridge Repairs
I-40 West and Charlotte Avenue Closed Downtown
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close all lanes on Interstate 40 West and Charlotte Avenue in downtown Nashville this weekend in order to perform repairs to the I-40 bridge crossing over Charlotte Avenue at mile marker 209, which is located between the Church Street and Jefferson Street exits. I-40 West at mile marker 209 will be completely closed from Friday, November 1st at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, November 4th at 5:00 a.m. In addition, both directions of Charlotte Avenue under I-40 will be closed. The entrance ramps to I-40 westbound will also be closed at Broadway Avenue and Church Street. Drivers will be able to enter I-40 westbound at Charlotte Avenue.
Traffic Shift Planned on I-40 East at Mt. Juliet Road in Wilson County
NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will begin preparations soon to shift traffic on Interstate 40 eastbound under Mt. Juliet Road. Crews have tentatively scheduled to start work this weekend and it could take several days to completely shift traffic.
The traffic shift will involve splitting only eastbound traffic around the current work zone at Mt. Juliet Road. One eastbound lane of I-40 will move to the right of the work zone and two lanes will move the left, as depicted in the drawing below.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will conduct quarterly testing on the Market Street Bridge in downtown Chattanooga on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 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.
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.
Grant to Assist Town in Rebuilding of Offices Destroyed in 2010 Flood
Nashville – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Division of Water Resources Director Sandra Dudley will present a Clean Tennessee Energy Grant to the town of Ashland City on October 25 at 9:30 a.m. at the Ashland City Water Plant.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission will meet Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. CST in the Ed Jones Auditorium at Ellington Agricultural Center, located at 416 Hogan Road in Nashville.
The commission will review and approve previous meeting minutes; hear reports on the 2013 Tennessee State Fair, Metro Fair Board activities and the Kentucky State Fair; discuss commission goals and objectives; and, consider approval of a request for proposal for selecting future state fair operators. The meeting is open to the public.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer and Tennessee Department of Tourist Development (TDTD) Commissioner Susan Whitaker will join state and local officials in Sullivan County on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 to break ground on the future I-26 Welcome Center, which is located between mile markers 5 and 6.