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Tennessee Department of Transportation Projects Move Forward During COVID-19

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Despite altered work procedures designed to increase safety, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is pushing ahead on construction projects across the state.

Reduced traffic over the past several weeks has also allowed TDOT crews to perform additional maintenance to interstates and state highways and make solid progress on projects in general across the state.

Tennessee Department of Transportation is pushing ahead on construction projects across the state. (TDOT)

Tennessee Department of Transportation is pushing ahead on construction projects across the state. (TDOT)

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Tennessee Department of Transportation Awarded $11.2 Million Federal Rebuilding America Grant

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has been awarded an $11,200,000 federal Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant. The grant money will provide partial funding for the I-40 Smart Fiber Project, which will expand Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies along I-40 between Memphis and Nashville.

Grant Will Provide Funds for “I-40 Smart Fiber” Project

Grant Will Provide Funds for “I-40 Smart Fiber” Project

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Marsha Blackburn announces Grant to Expand Broadband Access between Memphis and Nashville

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, June 16th, 2020, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) announced that ten counties in West Tennessee and Middle Tennessee would receive an $11.2 million grant through the Department of Transportation’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program.

The grant, the direct result of a request made by Senator Blackburn earlier this year, will fund approximately 143 miles of fiber optic communications on I-40 between Memphis and Nashville.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County area TDOT Work starting June 12th 2020

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)

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Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that in Montgomery County there will be sidewalk construction on SR 13 (Highway 48 and 13).

Nightly from 10:00pm until 5:00am there will be a lane closure for the construction work.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County area TDOT Work starting April 24th 2020

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOT

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that in Montgomery County there will be sidewalk construction on SR 13 (Highway 48 and 13).

Nightly from 10:00pm until 5:00am there will be a lane closure for the construction work.

Lane Closure
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Clarksville-Montgomery County area TDOT Work starting April 17th 2020

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOT

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reports that in Montgomery County there will be sidewalk construction on SR 13 (Highway 48 and 13).

Nightly from 10:00pm until 5:00am there will be a lane closure for the construction work.

Lane Closure
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Severe Thunderstorms possible for Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that on Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 4:22pm CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 14 miles north of Dickson, moving northeast at 50 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with this storm.

There will be a low-end severe weather threat after midnight for Clarksville-Montgomery County and portions of Middle Tennessee.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Arrests Fleeing Felon From 2019 Jail Escape

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPCookeville, TN – On Thursday, March 5th, 2020, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Trooper Douglas Foster stopped a vehicle on I-40 in Putnam County for a traffic violation.

As Trooper Foster interviewed the driver and passenger he noticed signs of deception from both. The female passenger gave a name and date of birth that came back not on file, making her true identity suspicious.

Troopers were granted consent to search the vehicle. During the search, troopers found an identification card that belonged to the female passenger.

Stephanie Marie Briggs

Stephanie Marie Briggs

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Clarksville-Montgomery County is under Flash Flood Watch until late this evening

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as a portion of Middle Tennessee.

At 1:18pm CT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 9 miles southeast of Clarksville to 10 miles north of Dickson. Movement was northeast at 45 mph.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

Recent rain and storms fell on an already saturated ground creating heavy run off and flooding.

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Senator Lamar Alexander Statement on Tennessee Major Disaster Declaration

 

U.S. SenateOak Ridge, TN – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after U.S. President Donald J. Trump approved federal disaster assistance for 10 Tennessee counties impacted by severe storms and straight-line winds in October.

“I commend President Trump for quickly approving Governor Bill Lee’s request for a major disaster declaration to help the 10 Tennessee counties that were harmed by severe storms earlier this year. This federal assistance will help Tennessee communities begin to rebuild and recover.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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