• 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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  • Tennessee Roadscapes Planning for Beautiful Highways

    Wednesday, January 04, 2006 | 6:00pm

    Public participation encouraged at Knoxville and Chattanooga meetingsNashville, Tenn.–The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will welcome public input at two upcoming meetings to discuss a new roadway landscaping initiative, aimed at improving the aesthetic appeal of Tennessee roadways to benefit community pride, economic development and statewide tourism.

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  • U.S. 129 Slide Repair Update: Strong Winds Suspend Work

    Wednesday, November 09, 2005 | 6:00pm

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Drilling operations on the rockslide repair project in Blount County on U.S. 129/State Route 115 were suspended today due to strong and dangerous winds. Once wind speeds reach between 15 to 20 miles per hour, the cranes begin to sway and move which puts the crews in jeopardy. 

    However, crews were able to finish drilling 50 foot holes for 41 rock bolts to be installed at the top of the slope. Installation of the rock bolts started on Monday. Tennessee Department of Transportation emergency contractor Pacific Blasting & Demolition Ltd. has also started to drill 50 foot holes for the installation of 22 more rock bolts to continue with the stabilization phase of the rockslide repairs.

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