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Curtis Johnson: News from the Tennessee Capitol, February 22nd, 2020

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – This week in Nashville, almost three dozen administration bills began making their way through the House chamber. These initiatives build upon Tennessee’s recent momentum and are key components of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s agenda for the 2020 legislative year. Some of them include:

House Bill 2223: Clarifies the Department of Agriculture is responsible for establishing the standards applicable for certain donations of food. Strengthens a food donor’s immunity against liability for damage resulting from distribution of apparently wholesome food. House Bill 2223 will now be heard by members of the House Judiciary Committee.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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AAA urges Motorists to Slow Down, Move Over to Protect Tow Operators, First Responders

 

AAANashville, TN – The Auto Club Group (AAA) is urging motorists to Slow Down and Move Over to protect the lives of tow operators and first responders.

Yesterday afternoon, AAA was joined by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Road Builders Association, Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Trucking Foundation and Association for a joint press conference in Nashville to announce the start of an ongoing Slow Down, Move Over campaign – view the conference footage here.

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TDOT announces New 2020 Tennessee State Maps Now Available

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announces that the official 2020 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers.

The 2020 map was created in ESRI ArcGIS Pro, using Geographic Information Systems as the foundation.

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts, Our First Year in Office

 

Busy 12 months yielded better intergovernmental relations, smoother budgeting, and several new departmental leaders

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts’ first year in office has produced dramatic improvements in local intergovernmental cooperation, effective hiring of several new departmental leaders, smooth deliberation and adoption of the 2020-21 Fiscal Year budget, and a strong focus on communicating with citizens.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation suspends Highway Construction for Christmas Holiday

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Road construction won’t delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is once again halting all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.

No Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes during Holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

No Lane Closures on Interstates and State Routes during Holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Montgomery County seeks Artists to create overpass Murals

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Public Art Committee seeks to commission an artist to create artwork for a pair of murals for the railroad bridge overpass I-beam crossing Fort Campbell Boulevard between Collier Road and Airport Road.

We envision the north side of the beam facing traffic headed toward Clarksville to have an image/lettering welcoming people to Clarksville, Montgomery County and the south side facing traffic headed to Fort Campbell to have an image/lettering welcoming people to Fort Campbell.

Montgomery County Public Art Committee is looking for artist to create two murals.

Montgomery County Public Art Committee is looking for artist to create two murals.

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Clarksville Street Department gets ready for Wintry Mix

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Street Department on Monday prepared equipment and personnel to battle the wintry mix of ice and snow that was forecast to hit the area Tuesday morning, December 10th.

Street Department officials said that the department had a number of dump trucks fitted with salt boxes and were prepared to hit the streets Tuesday morning as needed.

Light snow expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County Tuesday.

Light snow expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County Tuesday.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation gets $16 Million Federal Transit Grant

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has been awarded a $16.2 million grant for Buses and Bus Facilities by the U.S. Department of Transportation. TDOT applied for the grant on behalf of 10 transit agencies in coordination with the Tennessee Public Transportation Association.

The grant will assist these agencies with the replacement of vehicles that have exceeded their useful life.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation announces New I-65 Interchange at SR 109 is Now Open

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTPortland, TN – On Wednesday, November 27th, 2019, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) opened a new interchange on Interstate 65 at State Route 109, just south of the Kentucky state line, at mile marker 121.

New interchange on Interstate 65 at State Route 109 project completion is estimated for late spring 2020.

New interchange on Interstate 65 at State Route 109 project completion is estimated for late spring 2020.

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Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (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 27th, 2019 through 6:00am Monday, December 2nd, 2019.

No Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

No Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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