• TDOT Announces US127 North Plan

    Monday, June 05, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Nashville, Tenn.—The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that the state accepts the recommendations recently submitted to the department by a Citizens Resource Team (CRT) charged with studying improvements for US127 North. This recommendation will now move forward as an alternate for further study during the environmental phase of the project. During this phase, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared according to NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) standards.

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  • America´s Interstates Turn 50: Tennessee’s Celebration Gets Underway

    Tuesday, May 30, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Interstate History Exhibit Opens at Tennessee State Museum
    Nashville, Tenn.—A new exhibit featuring the history of the Tennessee Interstate System and Senator Albert Gore, Senior’s contributions to the creation of America’s Interstate System opens tomorrow at the Tennessee State Museum. The exhibit is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and will be officially opened by Commissioner Gerald Nicely during a ceremony at 2 p.m. The museum is located in the lower level of the Tennessee Performing Arts/James K. Polk Building at 505 Deaderick Street, in Nashville.

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  • Grants awarded throughout Tennessee including Bedford County

    Monday, May 29, 2006 | 7:00pm

    Grants awarded throughout Tennessee including Bedford CountyNashville, Tenn.—Governor Phil Bredesen and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) recently released a three-year (2007-2009) Multi-modal Work Program for the state of Tennessee. The program includes various transportation projects and programs, including transit initiatives.

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  • Commissioner Vaccum Seals Lid On Peanut Butter

    Thursday, March 23, 2006 | 6:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner George Little today announced the immediate ban of peanut butter containers in the state’s prison system in a sweep that began overnight and continues today. Prison officials are collecting all peanut butter jars from prison inmates, beginning late Thursday night at three prisons.

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  • Summit Hill Bridge And Entrance Ramp Closing

    Wednesday, February 08, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Knoxville, Tenn. –The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced Thursday that the Summit Hill Bridge and entrance ramp from James White Parkway will close February 21, 2006. The bridge will be closed for eight months with the ramp remaining closed into the James White Parkway phase of construction, which will be approximately September of 2007.

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  • Final Alignment for Unfinished Section of 840 South is Announced

    Wednesday, February 08, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Nashville, Tenn—Governor Phil Bredesen and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that the state will go forward with recommendations recently submitted to TDOT by the Citizens Resource Team (CRT) charged with studying alignment options for the final segment of State Route 840 South in Williamson County. That section runs approximately ten miles in length from Bending Chestnut Road to east of Thompson Station Road.

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  • Booze It And Lose It This Super Bowl Sunday

    Thursday, February 02, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Law enforcement working overtime this weekend to crack down on drunk driversNashville, TN –The Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Department of Safety are joining a nation-wide sober driving enforcement and public education campaign for Super Bowl Sunday. The two agencies held their own sober driving Super Bowl “party” at Titan’s Stadium in Nashville today. They announced that Tennessee Highway Patrol Officers, along with local police and sheriff’s departments across the state, will be out in full force on Super Bowl Sunday as part of the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), National Football League (NFL), Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM), and Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving (RADD) campaign to remind everyone that real “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk”.

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  • I-40 Bridge Implosion Closes Interstate

    Wednesday, February 01, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Memphis, Tenn.—The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will be closing a small section of Interstate 40 in Haywood County to implode the State Route 76 Bridge. I-40 will be shutdown in both directions beginning at mile marker 55 through mile marker 57 at 10 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2006. During that closure, the bridge over westbound I-40 will be demolished. Crews will work over night clearing debris in order to reopen the I-40 westbound lanes. Around 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2006, I-40 will be closed for the implosion of the SR 76 Bridge over the eastbound lanes. Those lanes will be reopened as soon as is possible, but the clean up is anticipated to take several hours.

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