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Tennessee Department of Transportation suspends Road Construction for Memorial Day Weekend

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Road construction won’t slow motorists down as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 22nd through 6:00am on Tuesday, May 26th.

TDOT says Lane Closures Activity Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT says Lane Closures Activity Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Tennessee Department of Transportation announces Fast Fix 8 Project for I-40 in Downtown Nashville

 

Expedited Work will Replace Eight Bridges during 13 Weekend Closures

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner announced today a major bridge rehabilitation project along Interstate 40 in downtown Nashville.

The “Fast Fix 8” project will use accelerated construction to replace eight bridges located on the west side of the south loop. The project will require 13 weekend closures of this stretch of I-40 between June 2015 and June 2016.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer assists with Pothole Patching

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – As you know, work is underway by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to repair the damage left behind by the recent winter storms, specifically potholes.

Great progress is being made, with crews working to cover more than 11,000 lane miles in 26 middle Tennessee counties.

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Tennessee Agencies prepare for Winter Storm, Urge Tennesseans to Avoid Unnecessary Road Travel

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) urge citizens to avoid unnecessary road travel on Monday as the state prepares for a severe winter storm. Motorists who must drive on Monday are advised to check local forecasts and road conditions before travelling.

Middle Tennessee will be under a Winter Storm Warning starting at 9:00pm, CST, Sunday until 6:00am, CST, Monday. The National Weather Service is forecasting a wintry mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain at Tennessee’s border with Alabama. Along Tennessee’s border with Kentucky, six inches to 10 inches of snow is possible.

Snow and ice on the roads.

Snow and ice on the roads.

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Partners Join Statewide to Remind Tennesseans to Avoid Destructive Decisions This Super Bowl Weekend

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationTennessee – Super Bowl weekend is an exciting time for people to come together and celebrate. As those celebrations take place, partners across the state are reminding Tennesseans to plan ahead and designate sober drivers.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, the Franklin Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol joined the Tennessee Titans today to share a unified message: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl Sunday. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Government announces 2014 Traffic Fatality Figures, Strategic Highway Safety Plan for 2015

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer has announced the preliminary number of traffic fatalities in Tennessee last year and the state’s strategic highway safety plan for 2015.

The 2014 traffic fatality numbers include vehicular deaths reported by all Tennessee law enforcement agencies.

Early figures indicate there were 961 vehicular deaths on Tennessee roadways in 2014. That’s the second lowest traffic fatality number since 1963 and the fifth time traffic deaths have dipped below 1,000 since that year. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Transportation prepared for Winter Weather

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN  The Tennessee Department of Transportation is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow this season. Over the last several weeks, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks for the winter season.

“Tennessee often sees the bulk of its winter weather in January and February,” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said. “Our salt bins are fully stocked and we have more than a thousand employees ready to mobilize in the event of inclement weather.”

TDOT gets ready to tackle Winter Weather.

TDOT gets ready to tackle Winter Weather.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation offers Motorists the Chance to Create Messages for Overhead Signs

 

Got Something Clever to Say About Highway Safety?

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – “Eyes on the Road & Head out of Your Apps”, “Buckle Up Y’all, It’s the Law”, and “Ho Ho Hold Your Calls”. Those are just a few of the overhead sign messages that have caught the attention of Tennessee motorists recently. Think you can come up with one better?

For the first time, TDOT will offer drivers the chance to craft their own highway safety messages.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation stops Highway Construction for Holiday Travel period

 

No Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes from December 23rd to January 5th

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.

TDOT halts highway construction during Christmas and New Year's Holidays. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT halts highway construction during Christmas and New Year’s Holidays. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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TDOT announces No Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During the Thanksgiving Holiday

 

TDOT Halts All Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Thanksgiving travelers will not be slowed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.

All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 26th through 6:00am Monday, December 1st.

TDOT to halt lane closures for Thanksgiving Holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane closures for Thanksgiving Holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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