TDOT 100-Year Mobile Exhibit Coming to a Town Near You
Scheduled Events along Memphis to Bristol Highway, the State’s First Road
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is continuing its year-long Centennial Celebration with a mobile transportation museum exhibit that will travel from one end of the state to the other along the Memphis to Bristol Highway (SR 1), Tennessee’s first road.
The first stop on the TDOT 100-Year Mobile Exhibit Tour is the Cordova Branch of the Memphis Public Library. The exhibit features several historical documents including one of the first sets of road design plans that date back to 1917, and hand-held equipment used by TDOT employees many decades ago.
TDOT kicked off its 100th year as a state agency on July 1, 2014. In addition to the mobile museum, TDOT’s Centennial Celebration will include the release of a special edition transportation history book and the installation of special commemorative signs along the Memphis to Bristol Highway.
The mobile exhibit tour will run through June 2015. Specific locations will be named each month. The cities are as follows:
- November – Memphis
- December – Jackson
- January – Dickson
- February – Murfreesboro
- March & April – Nashville
- May – Crossville
- June – Bristol
For more information about the “TDOT Centennial: A hundred Years of Moving Tennessee Forward and into the Future,” please visit our website: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/100years/default.shtml. The media can find pictures on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tndot/sets/72157649263656625/. Raw video can be found on the TDOT YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l5RszSXSSM&list=UUP-ArMX3gQLDZAA6GUzziKQ