Topic: John Schroer
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) 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.
Nashville, TN – Thanksgiving travelers will enjoy a smooth drive through Tennessee again this year during this busy travel holiday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (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 6:00am on Wednesday, November 27th until 6:00am Monday, December 2nd.
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security takes action to Curb Traffic Fatalities in Tennessee
Nashville, TN – The commissioners of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) today announced specific actions their agencies are taking to help curb the number of traffic fatalities in Tennessee.
As of October 17th, there have been 800 people killed on Tennessee roadways in 2013. That is the same number of fatalities this same time last year.
TDOT Commissioner John Schroer announced his department will display the daily traffic fatality figures on its dynamic message boards across the state. This figure will be updated each weekday and will be compared to the number of fatalities on the same date in 2012. «Read the rest of this article»
370 Agencies to Receive $21.1 Million Total in Highway Safety Grants to Improve Safety on Tennessee Roadways
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer and the Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) Director Kendell Poole today announced $21.1 million in grants to Tennessee agencies to support highway traffic safety efforts.
The funds support the mission of the GHSO. The goal is to save lives and reduce injuries on Tennessee roadways through leadership, innovation, coordination and program support in partnership with numerous public and private organizations. «Read the rest of this article»
Grant to Fund Downtown Revitalization Phase III
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $595,461 transportation alternative grant to the City of Dickson for Phase III of the Downtown Revitalization Project.
The project will add improvements to sections of West College Street and Main Street, and is a continuation of the overall downtown revitalization that began in 2008. Phase III includes sidewalks with brick pavers, new pavement, new crosswalks, and ADA compliant sidewalk ramps, parking areas and signage. The project will also add decorative street lighting, landscaping and pedestrian amenities. «Read the rest of this article»
Holiday Travelers Won’t Be Slowed by Road Construction
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the busy Labor Day holiday travel period. Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, August 30th through 6:00am on Tuesday, September 3rd.
This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.
TDOT reports Tennessee 2nd in “America’s Top States for Transportation and Infrastructure” according to CNBC Ranking
Zero Debt Allows TDOT to Dedicate 100% of Funds to Infrastructure Improvements
Nashville, TN – For the fourth year in a row, Tennessee’s transportation system ranks as one of the best in the nation, according to CNBC’s 2013 study “America’s Top States for Business.”
According to the report, Tennessee ranks second best in America in the category of “Transportation and Infrastructure,” up from fourth place in 2012. Tennessee is also the only state topping the list that has no transportation debt. «Read the rest of this article»
No Construction-Related Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways July 3rd – 8th
Nashville, TN – Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4th holiday.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 6:00am on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 through 6:00am on Monday, July 8th to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennesssee Highway Patrol and Tennessee Department of Transportation get prepared for 2013 Bonnaroo Festival
Nashville, TN – For over a decade, the Middle Tennessee city of Manchester in Coffee County has hosted one of the most popular live music events in the country – the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
The festival is a four-day, multi-stage music festival held on a 700-acre farm. Thousands of people from all over the country make the yearly trip to attend the festival, and Manchester becomes their temporary home for several days in June.
As in years past, over 80,000 music lovers are expected to attend this year’s festival, which kicks off Thursday night, June 13th, and winds down Sunday night, June 16th. «Read the rest of this article»
TDOT Suspends All Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Weekend
Nashville, 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 24th through 6:00am on Tuesday, May 28th. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state this Memorial Day weekend. «Read the rest of this article»
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