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Montgomery County to get multimodal general purpose Port

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) recently selected a proposal from the Montgomery County Port Authority, an Authority created by Montgomery County Government, for funding under the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program.

The Cumberland River Regional Waterway Facility will expand a single-purpose terminal into a multimodal general purpose port with connections to rail and highway systems on the Cumberland River in Montgomery County. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Agencies receive $533,591 in Tennessee Highway Safety Grants

 

Governor Bill Haslam Awards $24.2 Million in Highway Safety Grants

386 Agencies to Receive Funds to Improve Safety on Tennessee Roadways

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer and Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole announced the Tennessee agencies that received grant awards totaling more than $24.2 million to support highway traffic safety efforts.

The Clarksville Police Department was awarded $217,835.44 for alcohol enforcement. The 19th Judicial District Attorney General got $185,775.97 for DUI abatement and prosecution. $125,000 was received by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for traffic enforcement. Austin Peay State University Police Department was awarded $5,000 for high visibility enforcement. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell fights unfair Motorcycle Helmet Tickets

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Clarksville, TN – Tennessee State representative John Tidwell has entered into a battle with Tennessee state troopers that unfairly ticketed motorcyclists while incorrectly citing a law that Tidwell authored.

A group of riders complained to Tidwell about a recent incident in which they were pulled over by a state trooper for allegedly not wearing Department of Transportation-approved helmets.

The trooper then made the riders wait on the shoulder of the interstate for 45 minutes, while a friend brought the appropriate helmets from Nashville.

Tennessee State representative John Tidwell

Tennessee State representative John Tidwell

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

 

Holiday Travelers Won’t Be Slowed 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 busy Labor Day holiday travel period. Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, August 29th, through 6:00am on Tuesday, September 2nd.

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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City of Clarksville gets over $1.6 million in CMAQ Grants

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – On Friday, August 22nd, 2014, Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer presented Clarksvile Mayor Kim McMillan with a check for 1.6 million dollars.

That was just one of the grants presented that will benefit Clarksville and Montgomery County.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan accepts CMAQ Grant check.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan accepts CMAQ Grant check.

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Ward 2 Clarksville City Councilman Deanna McLaughlin seeks re-election

 

Election 2014Clarksville, TN – Ward 2 Clarksville City Councilman Deanna McLaughlin officially launched her campaign for re-election after qualifying for re-election on May 28th.

McLaughlin has represented Ward 2 on the Clarksville City Council since 2007 and was re-elected to a second term in 2010. Ward 2 was redistricted in 2011 and now extends to neighborhoods to the east and west of Fort Campbell Boulevard (US 41A), neighborhoods between Saratoga and Hillsboro roads and between Cunningham Lane and Dover Road (US 79).

Deanna McLaughlin is running for re-election to Clarksville City Council Ward 2.

Deanna McLaughlin is running for re-election to Clarksville City Council Ward 2.

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TDOT releases timeline for I-65 Interchange Bridge Construction in Williamson County

 

Overpass Expected to be Open by Thanksgiving Holiday

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTFranklin, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has set a timeline for bridge construction along I-65 at State Route 248 (Peytonsville Road / Goose Creek Bypass), following an interstate crash that destroyed two bridges at the interchange.

Steel beams for the northernmost bridge are expected to be ready by October, allowing contract crews to set the beams the weekend of October 3rd-5th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Montgomery County area TDOT Maintenance Work starting August 15th, 2014

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that on Friday August 15th through Wednesday August 20th, from 9:00am-3:00pm, (excluding weekend), there will be periodic lane closures (rolling roadblocks) on I-24 eastbound and westbound, from MM 0 (Tennessee-Kentucky state line) to MM 32 MM (Cheatham-Davidson county line), in order to spray guardrails for vegetation control.

This will be a moving operation.
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County Mayor Carolyn Bowers looks back at the last eight years and ahead at Montgomery County’s Future

 

Election 2014

Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers was born and raised in Clarksville-Montgomery County. She graduated from Clarksville High School, then attended Austin Peay State University where she received her Bachelor and Masters Degrees. For 29 years, she taught high school business and computer classes in the school system. It was something she enjoyed and loved to do.

Serving as Montgomery County Trustee for two terms before becoming Montgomery County Mayor gave her experience with the county budget and the revenue end. As mayor, she began working on the expenditure end as well as managing the revenues and the bonds that you sell to fund capital projects.

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers.

Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers.

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TDOT reports Changes Planned for I-65 On-Ramp at Trinity Lane in Davidson County

 

Northbound Ramp Traffic to Yield

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews plan to adjust the I-65 northbound on-ramp at Trinity Lane in Nashville.

The acceleration lane will be removed, and yield signs will be posted to alert motorists to the change.

Weather permitting, crews have tentatively scheduled to start implementing the yield condition on Tuesday, August 5th. «Read the rest of this article»

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