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TDOT Suspends All Lane Closure Activity for the Busy Memorial Day Weekend

 

Holiday Travelers won’t be Delayed by Road Construction

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Motorists won’t be slowed down by road construction 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 12:00noon on Friday, May 27th through 6:00am on Tuesday, May 31st.

This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state this Memorial Day weekend.

TDOT to halt lane Closures Memorial Day Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane Closures Memorial Day Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Tennessee Department of Transportation says Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl Sunday

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation, Governor’s Highway Safety Office, and Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security are once again teaming up to remind Tennessee football fans that real Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl weekend.

“We want you to have a good time, but more importantly, we want you to be safe,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “The chances of you, or someone you love, being in a drunk driving crash increases over the weekend and even more over a holiday weekend. Everyone thinks it won’t happen to them and it always happens to somebody. Don’t be that somebody.”

Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday Safely by choosing a Designated Driver.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is prepared for Winter Weather

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, 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.

TDOT gets ready to tackle Winter Weather.

TDOT gets ready to tackle Winter Weather.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation halts Road Construction for Busy Holiday Travel Period

 

No Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes from now to January 4th

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, 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.

No temporary lane closures will be allowed for construction on Tennessee roadways from now through 9:00am on Monday, January 4th, 2016.

TDOT halts road construction during the holidays. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT halts road construction during the holidays. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Tennessee Highway Patrol reminds Drivers to Buckle Up Tennessee

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Commissioner Bill Gibbons of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOS&HS), Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer and Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) Director Kendell Poole announced the increase in seat belt fines as an effective additional tool to curb traffic fatalities in the state.

The State Legislature approved a bill during the 2015 session. As of January 1st, 2016 the fine for seat belt violations will more than double. The fine for a first offense seat belt violation will be raised to $25.00 and the second and subsequent offense will be $50.00.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to increase Enforcement during Christmas Holiday

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and Department of Transportation stress positive impact of Increasing Seat Belt Fines

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Commissioner Bill Gibbons of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOS&HS), Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer and Governor’s Highway Safety Office (GHSO) Director Kendell Poole called the increase in seat belt fines an effective additional tool to curb traffic fatalities in the state.

As of January 1st, 2016 the fine for seat belt violations will more than double. The fine for a first offense seat belt violation will be raised to $25.00 and the second and subsequent offense will be $50.00.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation announces No Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During the Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed 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 25th through 6:00am Monday, November 30th, 2015.

TDOT to halt lane Closures Lador Day Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane Closures Lador Day Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Thanksgiving Holiday Interstate 40 Challenge

 

Eight State Police or Highway Patrol Agencies across U.S. to Increase Patrols on I-40

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott on Friday announced the third annual “Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive to Zero Fatalities” traffic safety initiative scheduled for the Thanksgiving holiday period. The announcement was held at the Carillon Pillars located within the Bicentennial Mall in Nashville.

Colonel Trott was joined by Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons, Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer, Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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City of Clarksville and TDOT Finalize Contract for Partnership to Widen Warfield Boulevard

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – In the 2015-16 budget, Clarksville Mayor McMillan proposed a special revenue fund created from a small portion of the local option sales tax dollars the City of Clarksville receives each year.

That proposal was included in the budget that the Council adopted in July. The purpose of this special revenue fund was to provide money to deal with one of the biggest issues people in Clarksville are interested in: roads.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Tennessee Department of Transportation stops Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for Labor Day Weekend

 

Holiday Travelers Won’t Be Delayed by Road Construction

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.

Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, September 4th through 6:00am on Tuesday, September 8th. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.

TDOT to halt lane Closures Lador Day Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane Closures Lador Day Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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