Topic: Tennessee Department of Transportation
386 Agencies to Receive Funds to Improve Safety on Tennessee Roadways
Nashville, 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»
Clarksville, 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.
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 29th, through 6:00am on Tuesday, September 2nd.
This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during the busy Labor Day holiday.
Clarksville, 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, 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).
Overpass Expected to be Open by Thanksgiving Holiday
Franklin, 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»
Nashville, 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.
County Mayor Carolyn Bowers looks back at the last eight years and ahead at Montgomery County’s Future
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.
Northbound Ramp Traffic to Yield
Nashville, 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»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that on Sunday July 27th, 2014, from 5:00am until 9:00am, there will be a shoulder closure on I-24 at Mile Marker 11.0 in order to perform overhead utility repair. «Read the rest of this article»
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