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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Unveils Comprehensive Tax Cut, Transportation Proposal

 

IMPROVE Act is the first piece of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s NextTennessee legislative agenda.

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Joined by mayors from across the state and leaders in the manufacturing and trucking industries, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced a comprehensive and strategic plan to cut taxes on food and manufacturing while updating how the state provides Tennesseans the safe and reliable transportation network needed to support future job growth.

The IMPROVE Act, “Improving Manufacturing, Public Roads and Opportunities for a Vibrant Economy,” is the first piece of Haslam’s NextTennessee legislative plan, policy proposals aimed at building and sustaining economic growth and the state’s competitiveness for the next generation of Tennesseans.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan gives “State of the City” address at Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast

 

Annual Speech lists Goals and Achievements

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan delivered her annual “Clarksville: State of the City” address to a group of about 200 civic leaders who gathered Tuesday morning for the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Power Breakfast.

Highlights included a recap of the City’s major accomplishments in 2016 and a preview of Mayor McMillan’s goals and aspirations for the City in 2017.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Tennessee Department of Transportation says Potholes Season Arrives

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Winter weather extremes lead to an increase in potholes on state highways and bridges.  Potholes form when moisture seeps into cracks in the pavement, then freezes and thaws causing the cracks to expand. 

The constant pounding of traffic loosens the pavement which causes it to crumble, creating potholes.

Extreme cold followed by warm weather and rain is perfect recipe for potholes

Extreme cold followed by warm weather and rain is perfect recipe for potholes

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Tennessee Department of Transportation’s James Rogers Killed in the Line of Duty

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation HELP Operator James Rogers has died of complications resulting from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle while assisting a stranded motorist on December 24th, 2016.

Rogers was changing a flat tire for a family stranded on I-40 at mile marker 221 in Davidson County. A member of the family was assisting with the tire change, but Rogers advised him to go inside the car for safety purposes.

James Rogers and his girlfriend of three years, Rachel Cunningham.

James Rogers and his girlfriend of three years, Rachel Cunningham.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation stops Highway Construction for Christmas Holiday

 

No Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes from December 23rd until January 3rd

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 beginning at 6:00am Friday, December 23rd, 2016 until 6:00am Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.

TDOT to halt lane Closures for the Christmas Holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane Closures for the Christmas Holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Clarksville Montgomery County area TDOT Maintenance Work starting December 15th, 2016

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that on Monday December 19th through Wednesday December 21st, from 9:00am until 3:00pm, there will be a right shoulder closure on Interstate 24 at mile marker 8 in both directions for sign installation.

All travel lanes will remain open.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation suspends Lane Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday

 

No Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period

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 23rd, 2016 through 6:00am Monday, November 28th, 2016.

TDOT to halt lane Closures during Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane Closures during Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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City of Clarksville to hold public meeting about Northeast Connector tonight

 

Roadway is needed to relieve congestion in high-density section of Clarksville

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Tonight, Monday, October 24th, 2016 citizens interested in a project to ease traffic congestion in Northeast Clarksville are urged by Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and the Clarksville Street Department to attend a public meeting at Northeast High School at 6:00pm.

The City of Clarksville will host the meeting to discuss the project and the environmental study under way for the proposed Northeast Connector and related improvements.

Northeast Connector public meeting set for Monday, October 24th

Northeast Connector public meeting set for Monday, October 24th

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TDOT reports Superload Could Impact Traffic on I-24 Overnight Thursday

 

Motorists should expect delays and consider alternate routes

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be escorting a superload through Tennessee on I-24 eastbound on Thursday night.

The load will consume more than two lanes of traffic, which could create significant congestion. Drivers should expect delays and consider alternate routes.

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City of Clarksville invites public to Northeast Connector meeting

 

Roadway is needed to relieve congestion in high-density section of Clarksville

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and the Clarksville Street Department urge citizens interested in a project to ease traffic congestion in Northeast Clarksville to attend a public meeting at 6:00pm Monday, October 24th at Northeast High School.

The City of Clarksville will host the meeting to discuss the project and the environmental study under way for the proposed Northeast Connector and related improvements.

Northeast Connector public meeting set for Monday, October 24th

Northeast Connector public meeting set for Monday, October 24th

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