Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are there any travel restrictions in place in Tennessee due to the COVID-19 crisis?
A: No, there are no restrictions of travel coming into or out of Tennessee. All Tennessee roads are open to traffic.
*Tennesseans are currently under a Stay at Home mandate to help prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus, which limits travel to only essential activities.
Q: How to find travel information for Tennessee roads?
A: Information about road construction and crashes impacting traffic is available through TDOT SmartWay: https://smartway.tn.gov/
Q: Are Tennessee’s Welcome Centers and Rest Areas open?
A: Yes, these facilities are currently open to the public. The only exceptions are the I-40 Welcome Center in Shelby County (Memphis) and the I-40 Dickson County (near Nashville), both of which are currently closed.
Q: Are these facilities being cleaned?
A: Yes, enhanced cleaning utilizing CDC guidelines is being performed hourly at all facilities.
Q: Is road construction still happening in Tennessee?
A: Yes, construction on all TDOT projects is continuing during this time.
Q: Is TDOT still patching potholes and doing other highway maintenance?
A: Yes, TDOT crews are continuing to provide critical maintenance on interstates and state highways. Motorists can notify TDOT of any issue by clicking here: For state maintained roads, potholes can be reported at https://www.tn.gov/tdot/maintenance/maintenance-request.html
Q: Are road workers practicing social distancing and other COVID-19 related guidelines?
A: Yes, construction companies working on TDOT projects have implemented guidelines to their staff to fit the individual work locations. TDOT employees are also following social distancing and cleaning standard guidelines in order to minimize risks.