Topic: Tennessee Department of Transportation
Nashville, TN – The Governor’s Highway Safety Office is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration October 19th- 25th to spread awareness about teen driver safety.
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of 14 -18 year olds in the United States. In 2013, 39,140 crashes in Tennessee involved a driver age 20 or younger. Those crashes accounted for over thirteen percent of total crashes throughout the state. While this is a decline from 2012, it is still more than one hundred crashes each day. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that on Thursday October 16th through Tuesday October 21st, from 8:00pm-5:00am, there will be one lane closed on SR 76 (US 79) in both directions, from MM 12 to MM 13.1 (Dover Crossing at Barge Point Road), in order to pave and stripe the roadway. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Government is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to host a public input meeting, called a “Book a Planner” meeting, on Thursday, October 28th at 5:00pm, at the William O. Beach Civic Hall, 350 Pageant Lane.
“Book-a-Planner” is an interactive outreach program and presentation, administered through the Long Range Planning Department’s Office of Community Transportation (OCT) staff. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that on Friday, October 10th through Wednesday October 15th, from 8:00pm-6:00am, there will be alternating lane closures on SR 12 (Ashland City Road) from just east of Cumberland Drive to the SR 76 (Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy) intersection.
One lane will remain open in each direction.
Montgomery 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»
Governor Bill Haslam Awards $24.2 Million in Highway Safety Grants
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).
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