Topic: Tennessee Department of Transportation
Aeronautics Grants Totaling $316,650 Provides for Infrastructure and Other Improvements for Seven Tennessee Airports
Nashville, TN - The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that state aeronautics grants totaling $316,650 have been approved for seven Tennessee airports.
Clarksville-Montgomery County’s Outlaw field has received a $9,500 State grant and a $500.00 local grant totaling $10,000 for obstruction clearing.
Outlaw Field’s Terminal Building
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State Rankings Recognize TDOT’s Efforts to Be More Bicycle Friendly
Nashville, TN – In honor of National Bike Month, the League of American Bicyclists has released its latest Bicycle Friendly States (BFS) ranking. In the sixth annual assessment, Tennessee ranked 2nd in the southeast region, while placing 17th nationally. Tennessee has improved its national ranking from 26th in 2012.
“With all the competing transportation needs we have, Tennessee is proud to be making gains in the area of bicycle friendliness,” said Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer. “The network of bike lanes across the state is growing each and every year and we will continue to dedicate funding for important programs such as Safe Routes to School.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department reports both westbound lanes of Purple Heart Parkway between Fort Campbell Boulevard and Jordan Road are closed because of a 20 foot by 20 foot sink hole.
All citizens are advised to find an alternate route and advised to avoid the location until the Clarksville Police Department and Tennessee Department of Transportation can set-up detours.
The sinkhole on the Purple Heart Parkway
Nashville, TN – In Montgomery County, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will be doing resurfacing and bridge deck repair on I-24 from SR 76 to the Robertson County Line.
Starting Friday April 19th at 8:00pm through Sunday April 21st, 6:00pm, there will be one lane closures on I-24 eastbound and westbound around LM 15.00 in order to pour concrete on bridge parapet rails.
On Monday April 22nd through Wednesday April 24th, from 8:00pm-6:00am, there will be one lane closures on I-24 eastbound and westbound around LM 15.00 in order to perform bridge deck repair. «Read the rest of this article»
Program Supports Economic Development Opportunities & Long Term Transportation Needs
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer released the three-year transportation program, featuring approximately $1.5 billion in infrastructure investments for 80 individual project phases in 47 counties, as well as 15 statewide programs.
Tennessee is one of only five states that do not borrow money to fund transportation projects, and the program continues TDOT’s “pay as you go” philosophy, carrying no debt for any transportation initiatives. «Read the rest of this article»
National Work Zone Awareness Week April 15th-19th
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today proclaimed April 15th-19th, 2013 Work Zone Awareness Week in Tennessee, joining states across the nation in highlighting the complexities of work zones and reminding motorists to drive safely in construction areas.
TDOT Commissioner John Schroer shares an important message about work zone safety in this video.
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Nashville, TN – In Montgomery County, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will be doing resurfacing and bridge deck repair on I-24 from SR 76 to the Robertson County Line on Monday April 15th, and Tuesday April 16th, from 8:00pm-6:00am. «Read the rest of this article»
“More Cops. More Stops.” Campaign Aims to Save Lives on Tennessee Roadways
Nashville, TN – In an effort to save lives on Tennessee’s roadways, local law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force beginning April 12th through April 15th, and from April 19th through April 22nd, as part of the “More Cops. More Stops.” campaign to crack down on drivers who are speeding, driving while under the influence or distracted, or not wearing seat belts.
Breaking traffic safety laws has deadly consequences. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Starting Monday April 1st through Wednesday April 3rd, from 8:00pm-6:00am, the Tennessee Department of Transportation will be doing resurfacing and bridge deck repair on Interstate 24 from State Route 76 to the Robertson County Line.
There will be one lane closures on I-24 eastbound and westbound in order to work on parapet rails. «Read the rest of this article»
Motorists Urged to Obey Work Zone Speed Limits Despite Suspension of Construction
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.
TDOT crews and contractors will stop all road construction work that requires lane closures beginning Thursday, March 28th at 6:00pm through Monday, April 1st at 6:00am. This will provide maximum roadway capacity to motorists expected to travel across the state this holiday weekend. «Read the rest of this article»