• Traffic Advisory: Clarksville Intersection Improvement Project Set to Begin

    Thursday, July 02, 2009 | 3:28am
    NASHVILLE– The Tennessee Department of Transportation will begin making major improvements to a busy Clarksville intersection early next month. The work will be taking place at the intersections of Riverside Drive/Kraft Street (US 41A) and North 2nd/New Providence Boulevard (SR 12 at SR 13), and will include the removal of the existing riding surface, installation of new asphalt, curb, gutter, sidewalks, and storm drain system. The intersection will also be widened to include additional turn lanes and crosswalks.

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  • GHSO, AAA & Franklin Police to Warn Drivers Not to Get “Nailed” This Summer

    Monday, June 29, 2009 | 8:46am
    Agencies Launch 100 Days of Summer Heat & Unveil New Enforcement Message
     
    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office will join AAA, Tennessee Department of Safety and the Franklin Police Department to launch the annual “100 Days of Summer Heat” enforcement blitz and will unveil a new summer enforcement message Wednesday, July 1 at 10:00 a.m. at the Franklin Police Department. 

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  • Governor Bredesen to Break Ground on ARRA Project in Nashville

    Monday, June 29, 2009 | 5:16am
    NASHVILLE - Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen will join Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely and other state and local officials in Nashville on Wednesday, July 1 to break ground on an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded project to construct Phase II of the I-40/White Bridge Road Interchange Improvements. The $32 million project is one of nearly 200 projects TDOT is funding through the ARRA.  
     
    Wednesday's event will begin at 2:30 PM at the corner of White Bridge Road and Robertson Avenue, across from Richland Baptist Church. The event will last approximately 30 minutes.

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  • Governor Bredesen to Launch New TDOT Program in Bristol

    Friday, June 26, 2009 | 7:05am
    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen will join Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely, Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Susan Whitaker and the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council in Bristol on Tuesday, June 30 to launch a new TDOT program, Tennessee Groves, to beautify the state and create lasting ways to honor friends and family.  
     
    Tuesday’s event will begin at 1:30 PM ET at Tennessee’s I-81 Welcome Center.  The event will last approximately 30 minutes.

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  • TDOT Invites Public to Hear Details of Hillsboro Road Improvement Project

    Friday, June 26, 2009 | 4:02am

    NASHVILLE – TDOT will hold a Construction Kick-off Meeting next week to provide the public with details of the upcoming Hillsboro Road Improvement Project. The project, which will begin in the coming days, will add a center turn lane to a section of Hillsboro Road between Sharondale Drive and Crestmoor Road. Hillsboro Road will also be resurfaced from Interstate 440 to Harding Place.

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  • Department of Tourist Development to host Green Webinars

    Thursday, June 25, 2009 | 4:34pm
    Six Part Free Series a First for Tennessee Tourism
     
    NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will sponsor a series of six Geo-Green Webinars as part of the Tennessee Sustainable Tourism initiative. The first Webinar will be held at 3 p.m. CDT on July 2. The Geo-Green Webinars are free and will be presented online at Gotomeeting.com.
     

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  • Bridge Repairs on I-24 in Rutherford County Will Require Weekend Lane Closures

    Thursday, June 25, 2009 | 11:28am
    NASHVILLE – Bridge repairs on Interstate 24 East in Rutherford County will require lane closures this weekend. The repairs will be taking place at Exit 70 (Almaville Road), and will begin Friday, June 26 at 8:00 p.m. The repairs are expected to be complete before 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29. During this period, only one eastbound lane will be open.

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  • National Civil Rights Museum Hosts Sites of Conscience from Around the World

    Thursday, June 25, 2009 | 10:13am

    National Civil Rights Museum Hosts Sites of Conscience from Around the World

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Starting Friday, June 26, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience is holding its first Summit at a US Site of Conscience – the National Civil Rights Museum. Leaders in human rights and heritage from Bangladesh, Argentina, Russia and South Africa, among others, are gathering in Memphis for the 2009 Sites of Conscience Summit. The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience is a worldwide network of historic sites, museums and memorials, like the National Civil Rights Museum, that remember the history of what happened at the site to open dialogue across differences on today’s important social issues. Each year, the International Coalition holds a Summit at a model Site of Conscience.

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  • Homeland Security Expo Showcases Middle Tennessee Disaster Response Capabilities

    Tuesday, June 23, 2009 | 10:16am
    NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Office of Homeland Security (OHS) in conjunction with the City of Lebanon invites the public to an Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Expo to see firsthand how the emergency response agencies have strengthened their abilities to protect the Middle Tennessee region. State-of-the-art public safety equipment and live emergency response demonstrations will highlight the seven-county Nashville UASI/Homeland Security District 5 region’s multi-discipline approach to public safety. The Nashville UASI/Homeland Security District 5 is comprised of Cannon, Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson counties. 

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  • Governor Bredesen to Break Ground on ARRA Project in Tipton County

    Monday, June 22, 2009 | 8:48am
    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen will join Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely and other state and local officials in Tipton County on Wednesday, June 24 to break ground on an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded project to widen State Route 14 (Austin Peay Highway). The $13.5 million project is one of nearly 200 projects TDOT is funding through the ARRA.  
     
    Wednesday’s event will begin at 1:00 PM on SR 14 just north of the SR 206 intersection in Tipton County. The event will last approximately 30 minutes.

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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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