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TDOT HELP Trucks “Shooting” Over to Shiloh

Thursday, March 29, 2012 | 05:15am
Jackson, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is sending “HELP” to a major Civil War event planned for Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1. TDOT is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to provide traffic control during the 150th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Shiloh. TDOT will also work with local emergency officials from Hardin and McNairy County during the event.
Six “lime-yellow” TDOT HELP trucks from Memphis will assist with the tens of thousands coming in from all over the world for this year’s anniversary. They will be assisting with parking in an effort to keep traffic moving. The trucks are four-wheel drive and equipped with push bumpers, top-mounted arrow boards, emergency work lights, air compressors, and others tools. Operators can perform a variety of functions from clearing a stalled car off the roadway to changing a flat tire.
Some 12,000 Civil War re-enactors are expected to participate in the anniversary event, with more than 50,000 spectators in attendance. For more information please visit
For travel and TDOT construction information, please visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at, or call 511 from any land-line or cellular phone.  You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets. Smart phone users can use the TDOT SmartWay Mobile website at to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.
For More Information Contact:
Nichole Lawrence
Region 4 Community Relations Officer

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