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TDOT announces No Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During the Thanksgiving Holiday

 

TDOT Halts All Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Thanksgiving travelers will not be slowed 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 26th through 6:00am Monday, December 1st.

TDOT to halt lane closures for Thanksgiving Holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane closures for Thanksgiving Holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Tennessee State Agencies Celebrate Nation’s First Traffic Incident Management Training Facility

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Department of Transportation celebrated the opening of a first of its kind training facility on October 20th, 2014. The Tennessee Traffic Incident Management Training Facility will be used to teach best practices for safe, quick clearance of major highway incidents.

The facility features a section of interstate-like roadway ranging from two to six lanes, guardrail, a two-way interchange, and cable and steel barrier rail, as well as a section of two-lane highway and a full four-way intersection.  The facility will be used to simulate a variety of crashes, and allow emergency responders to train on safe and efficient clearance techniques. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Transportation to hold Public Input Meeting tomorrow

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery 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 Tuesday, 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. Attendees are able to share their input via live polling to assist TDOT in making sure the community’s future needs are addressed. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Montgomery County area TDOT Maintenance Work starting October 24th, 2014

 

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Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that on Friday October 24th through Tuesday October 28th, from 8:00pm-5:00am, there will be one lane closed in each direction on SR 76 (US 79), 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»

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Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office Announces Teen Driver Safety Week

 

National Campaign Taking Place October 19th-25th

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, 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»

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Clarksville Montgomery County area TDOT Maintenance Work starting October 16th, 2014

 

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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»

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Tennessee Department of Transportation to host “Book a Planner” Public Input Meeting October 28th

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery 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»

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Clarksville Montgomery County area TDOT Maintenance Work starting October 10th, 2014

 

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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.
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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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