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TDOT announces I-24 East in Montgomery County to Close for Weekend Bridge Work

 

Traffic to Utilize On and Off-Ramps at Rossview Road

Tennessee Department of TransportationClarksville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will close a short section of Interstate 24 East and State Route 237 (Rossview Road) in Clarksville for bridge construction. During the closures, eastbound interstate traffic will use the on- and off-ramps at SR 237.

The work is scheduled for Saturday, July 25th, from 7:00am to 3:00pm – I-24 eastbound only and SR 237 bridge over I-24 will be closed.

TDOT to close section of I-24 East Saturday for Bridge construction.

TDOT to close section of I-24 East Saturday for Bridge construction.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol releases 4th of July Traffic Enforcement Strategy

 

Tennessee State Troopers to Utilize Data-Driven Enforcement to Reduce Traffic Fatalities

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a variety of traffic safety tools and utilize data-driven enforcement during the Fourth of July holiday period to help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes across the state. The traffic safety campaign will begin at 12:01am on Friday, July 3rd and conclude at midnight on Sunday, July 5th.

Twelve people were killed in Tennessee during last year’s 96-hour Fourth of July holiday period. That’s down from the 19 vehicular deaths during the 2013 July 4th holiday. Of last year’s 12 traffic fatalities, seven were vehicle occupants and five were motorcyclists. Four (57%) of the individuals killed were not wearing seat belts and three of the traffic deaths were alcohol-related.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Clarksville Montgomery County joins Hands Across the Border for Memorial Day holiday checkpoints and patrols

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – State of Tennessee and local officials from both Kentucky and Tennessee took the podium to explain the upcoming roadside safety checkpoints and saturation patrols slated for Montgomery County, Tennessee and Christian County, Kentucky tonight and tomorrow night, May 22nd and 23rd.

The locations of the checkpoints will be on U.S. 41-A near the state line.

The Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Christian County Sheriff’s Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Hopkinsville Police Department and Oak Grove Police Department to participate in Hands Across the Border. (CPD)

The Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Christian County Sheriff’s Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Hopkinsville Police Department and Oak Grove Police Department to participate in Hands Across the Border. (CPD)

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to conduct “No Refusal” Enforcement, increase Patrols during Memorial Day Holiday

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) today announced plans to increase patrols and utilize the “No Refusal” law and a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period.

The 2015 Memorial Day holiday period will begin at 12:01am on Friday, May 22nd and conclude at midnight on Monday, May 25th.

The 96-hour holiday period will include “No Refusal” enforcement, which allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers, in each of the eight THP Districts.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Family, remember David “Bubba” Johnson at National Police Week

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOWashington, D.C. – A group of Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies and a Clarksville Police officer sat around the dinner table during National Police Week last week. They first exchanged stories about Deputy David “Bubba” Johnson, but they soon found themselves discussing the devastating night they lost him.

On January 12th, 2014, Johnson was killed in a crash where his car left the roadway.

They all remember responding to the crash, unable to believe that they had lost one of their own. Some couldn’t finish their stories as tears welled up in their eyes and their voices broke.

Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson presents Jennifer Johnson with a badge given to the family by the National Sheriff's Association. (MCSO)

Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson presents Jennifer Johnson with a badge given to the family by the National Sheriff’s Association. (MCSO)

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Tennessee Department of Transportation reports I-24 in Montgomery County to Close for Weekend Bridge Work starting Friday, May 15th

 

Traffic to Utilize On- & Off-Ramps at Rossview Road

Tennessee Department of TransportationClarksville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close a short section of Interstate 24 and State Route 237 (Rossview Road) in Clarksville to prepare for bridge removal starting this Friday.

During the closures, traffic will use the on- and off-ramps at SR 237.

TDOT to close section of Interstate 24 at Rossview Road for bridge removal.

TDOT to close section of Interstate 24 at Rossview Road for bridge removal.

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Clarksville Police Department announces Hands Across the Border Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints and Saturation Patrol May 22nd and May 23rd

 

Written by Lt. Philip Ashby
Clarksville Police Department Traffic and Parks Unit Commander

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Kentucky State Police, Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Hopkinsville Police Department and Oak Grove Police Department will be conducting roadside safety checkpoints and saturation patrols on May 22nd, 2015 and May 23rd, 2015 in Montgomery County, Tennessee and Christian County, Kentucky.

The locations of the checkpoints will be on U.S. 41-A near the state line. Saturation Patrols will be on U.S. 41-A, TN State Routes 374 and 236, KY State Routes 400, 115 and 911.

Clarksville Police, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conducting checkpoints and saturation patrols.

Clarksville Police, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office conducting checkpoints and saturation patrols.

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Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office announces Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

 

Governor’s Highway Safety OfficeTennessee – May is designated as national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol joined to share a unified message: Share the Road.

“As the weather gets warmer, more and more motorcyclists will be on the road,” said Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole. “It takes everyone working together to stay safe. Motorcyclists take extra precaution with protective gear and being aware of their surroundings. We are asking all other drivers to do their part and take the extra time to look twice.”

Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office announces Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office announces Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces Cinco de Mayo Traffic Safety Enforcement

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will increase patrols and conduct specialized traffic safety enforcement during the Cinco de Mayo holiday in an effort to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes across the state. State troopers will observe this year’s Cinco de Mayo holiday period between 12:01am on Tuesday, May 5th through midnight, on Wednesday, May 6th.

Last year, the 96-hour Cinco de Mayo enforcement period resulted in 15 fatal crashes and 16 vehicular deaths across Tennessee. Seven of the 16 traffic fatalities were alcohol-related (43.8%) and seven of the fatalities were unrestrained (43.8%). Five motorcyclists were killed, while one pedestrian died. Three of the traffic fatalities occurred on Cinco de Mayo.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation reports I-24 in Montgomery County to Close for Weekend Bridge Work

 

Traffic to Utilize On- & Off-Ramps at Rossview Road

Tennessee Department of TransportationClarksville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close a short section of Interstate 24 and State Route 237 (Rossview Road) in Clarksville to prepare for bridge removal.

During the closures, traffic will use the on- and off-ramps at SR 237.

TDOT to close section of Interstate 24 at Rossview Road for bridge removal.

TDOT to close section of Interstate 24 at Rossview Road for bridge removal.

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