Tennessee Highway Patrol Graduates 45 New State Troopers

TN.gov Safety - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:14pm

NASHVILLE --- Gov. Bill Haslam’s Chief Operating Officer Greg Adams today served as the keynote speaker for the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s graduation ceremony at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. Forty-five trooper cadets earned their badges in the special ceremony that was held on state capitol grounds for the first time.

Commissioner Bill Gibbons and THP Colonel Tracy Trott also made remarks at the graduation. Captain Robert Bighem, who oversees the Training Division, served as Master of Ceremony. 

The 45 new state troopers, also known as Cadet Class 615, took their oaths of office after completing 20 weeks of intense physical and classroom training at the THP Training Center. Forty-six percent of the graduating class had previous law enforcement experience and 31 percent are veterans.

“Congratulations to all of the trooper cadets graduating today,” Adams said. “This evening, you officially become a member of one of the most respected, the most advanced and the most forward thinking state law enforcement agencies in the country.”

“Each one of you has earned this incredible honor of being chosen to serve as a Tennessee state trooper,” Commissioner Bill Gibbons said. You are the best of the best, chosen from more than 1,600 applicants. Congratulations on this accomplishment, and represent us well as one of Tennessee’s finest.”   

Trooper Mariah Woodman was named the top cadet and presented the Calvin Jenks Memorial Award for Excellence for his leadership, work ethic and academics. She is the first female to earn this honor.  The award was named in honor of the late Trooper Jenks, who was killed in the line of duty in January 2007. Trooper Woodman will serve in Crocket County in the THP’s Memphis District.

“We are proud to honor the first female with the Calvin Jenks Memorial Award for Excellence,” Colonel Trott said. “It’s a remarkable compliment to be viewed by your instructors and peers as a leader. We know that you will continue to excel on the roadways and serve Tennessee with professionalism and pride.” 

Bethel University also presented one $5,000 scholarship to Trooper Isaiah Lloyd. Trooper Lloyd will serve in Anderson County of the Knoxville District. 

As part of their community service, Cadet Class 615, whose motto is “Sacrifice Self, Honor Others,” participated in two blood drives with the American Red Cross, collected over 900 canned goods for donation, and gifted funds to the Frankie Watson Memorial Scholarship Fund ($1,000) and Sgt. Joshua Mabe’s family ($350), who was killed in an off-duty farming accident in Hancock County on June 6.

The new graduates will now advance to a maximum of 10 weeks of field training.

The new trooper assignments are attached. Photographs of the graduating troopers are available upon request.

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Middle Tennessee Weekly Construction Lane Closure June 18-24, 2015

TN.gov Transportation - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:16pm

BEDFORD COUNTY, Reconstruction of US 231 (SR 10)

  • From now through November 2015, Traffic will be reduced from four (4) to two (2) lanes on US 231 (SR 10) in Shelbyville due to utility and grading operations. One lane will remain open in each direction with an added turning lane.

 

CHEATHAM COUNTY, Bridge Replacement on I-40 over the Harpeth River

  • From now through July 2016, Anderson Road at the I-40 overpass will be closed. Detours are in place.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Repair on SR 45 (Old Hickory Blvd) over the Cumberland River

  • From now through November 2015, Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on SR 45 in Old Hickory due to bridge repair. One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Rehabilitation on I-40 at Charlotte Avenue, Johnston Avenue, Clinton Street, and Herman Street

  • From now through September 2015, 7AM-5PM, There will be a lane closure on 12th Avenue northbound, including the sidewalk and bike lane, to allow worker access to the median of I-40. 
  • Thursday June 18 through Monday June 22, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on Charlotte Avenue underneath I-40, between Frontage Road & George L. Davis Blvd, to allow truck access for pouring concrete for the Charlotte Avenue Bridge.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Widening of I-65 from Trinity Lane to Dickerson Pike

  • From now through Friday July 31, Ewing Drive will be closed from Hillhurst Drive to Richmond Hills Drive for bridge construction. Detours are in place.

 

DAVIDSON AND RUTHERFORD COUNTIES, Nashville Smartway ITS I-24 Expansion Project

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday, June 24, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating shoulder closures on I-24 (approximately between MM 58 and Elam Road) and SR 840 (approximately between MM 48 and MM 57) for pole installation, electrical service work, fiber optic cabling installation, conduit installation/proving/repairs, and staging of overhead sign structures.

 

DAVIDSON AND RUTHERFORD COUNTIES, Removal & Replacement of HOV Signing & Thermoplastic Markings on Various Interstates

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday June 24, 9AM-3PM (excluding weekends), There will be a shoulder closure on I-24, including on-ramps, from the Davidson County line to SR 231 (Shelbyville Hwy) for HOV sign installation.
  • Saturday June 20, 7AM-5PM, There will be a shoulder closure on I-24, including on-ramps, from Davidson County line to SR 231 (Shelbyville Hwy).

 

MACON COUNTY, Reconstruction of SR 10 from south of Goose Creek to SR 52

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday June 24, 7AM-5PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 10 for clearing and grubbing operations, blasting operations and utility relocation.

 

ROBERTSON AND SUMNER COUNTIES, Pavement Repair on I-65 from South of Honey Run Creek to North of Highland Road

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday June 24, 8PM-6AM (excluding Saturday), There will be alternating lane closures on I-65 in both directions, from MM 114 to MM 117, for paving operations.

 

ROBERTSON AND SUMNER COUNTIES, SmartWay ITS I-65 (North of Nashville) Expansion Project

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday June 24, 9AM-3PM, There will be a shoulder closure on I-65 southbound from MM 97 to MM 110 and northbound from MM 93.7 to MM 108 for trenching and conduit installation.

 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Construction of New Interchange on SR 1 (Broad St) at SR 10/SR 96 (Memorial Blvd/Old Fort Pkwy)

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday June 24, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on Old Fort Pkwy (SR 96) and College Street for potential underground utility crossings. One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Intersection Improvements on SR 96 at Market Place

  • Thursday June 18 and Friday June 19, 8PM–6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 96 near the Market Place intersection in order to stripe the roadway. One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Resurfacing of I-24 from East of SR 840 to Stones River Bridge

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday June 24, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-24 in both directions, from MM 74 to MM 79, in order to pave the roadway and install signal loops. At least one lane will remain open in each direction.

 

SUMNER COUNTY, Miscellaneous Safety Improvements on SR 258 (New Shackle Island Road) at Intersection of Stop Thirty Road and Old Shackle Island Road

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday June 24, 9AM-3PM, There will be a temporary, intermittent lane closure on New Shackle Road at Stop Thirty Road to allow trucks hauling material to enter the roadway. Flaggers will be utilized.

 

SUMNER COUNTY, Resurfacing on US 31E (SR 6) from North of SR 52 to the Kentucky State line  

  • Monday June 22 through Friday June 26, 7AM-5PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 6 in both directions, from north of SR 52 in Westmoreland to the Kentucky State line, for paving operations.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Resurfacing on I-65 from the Maury County line to North of SR 840  

  • Thursday June 18 through Thursday June 25, 8PM-6AM (excluding Saturday), There will be a lane closure on I-65 in both directions, from MM 53 to MM 59.5, for milling operations. At least one lane will remain open at all times.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Widening of SR 253 (Concord Rd) from Sunset Road to Nolensville Road

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday June 24, 9AM-3PM, Traffic will be flagged during construction operations as needed.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, SmartWay ITS I-65 (South of Nashville) Expansion Project

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday June 24, 9AM-3PM, There will be a shoulder closure on SR 840, from MM 30 to MM 34, for trenching and conduit installation.

 

WILSON COUNTY, Interchange Lighting at I-40 and SR 171 (Mt Juliet Road)  

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday June 24, 9AM-3PM, There will be shoulder closures on I-40 in both directions in order to install underground conduit. All lanes will remain open.

 

WILSON COUNTY, Misc Safety Improvements on US 231 (SR 10/ Cumberland Street) at US 70 (SR 24/ Main Street)  

  • Monday June 22, 6AM through Thursday June 25, 6AM, The Lebanon Town Square will be closed for concrete and paving work. Detours will be utilized.

 

WILSON COUNTY, Resurfacing on SR 109 from North of US 70 (SR 24/ Lebanon Road) to the Cumberland River Bridge  

  • Wednesday June 17 and Thursday June 18, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 109 in order to degrass the shoulders.
  • Monday June 22 through Wednesday June 24, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 109 for milling operations.

 

Performance Based Maintenance Work on I-24, I-65 and SR 840

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday June 24, 9AM-3PM, There will be possible lane closures at the following locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee to patch potholes on an as-needed basis:
  • SR 840, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson
  • I-24, Rutherford and Bedford
  • I-65, Williamson

 

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday June 24, 8PM-5AM, There will be possible lane closures at the following locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee to repair guardrail on an as-needed basis:
  • SR 840, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson
  • I-24, Rutherford and Bedford
  • I-65, Williamson

 

TDOT Maintenance:

Middle Tennessee

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday June 24, 9AM-3PM, There will be possible lane closures at various locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee to patch potholes on an as-needed basis:
  • I-24 Cheatham, Davidson, Montgomery and Robertson Counties
  • I-65 Davidson, Robertson, and Williamson Counties
  • I-40 Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, and Humphreys Counties

 

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday June 24, 9AM-3PM, There will be possible lane closures at various locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee for tree trimming and removal on an as-needed basis:
  • I-24 Cheatham, Montgomery and Robertson Counties
  • I-65 Maury and Robertson Counties
  • I-40 Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman and Humphreys Counties

 

Davidson County

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday June 24, 8PM-5AM, There will be mobile operations in various locations for sweeping operations. This will affect the shoulders or inside and outside lanes.
  • Thursday, June 18, 7PM-5AM, There will be alternating lane closures on Briley Parkway (SR 155) in both directions, between Ashland City Highway (SR 12) and Centennial Blvd, in order for milling and paving. One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

Cheatham County

  • Tuesday June 23 through Thursday June 25, 8PM-5AM, There will be lane closures on I-40 eastbound, from MM 187.0 to MM 189.0, for bridge deck repair. One Lane will remain open. (weather dependent)

 

Dickson County

  • Friday June 19, 8PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-40 eastbound at MM 181.0 for remediation of diesel fuel contaminated soil. (weather dependent)

 

TDOT Region 3 Bridge Inspection

Davidson County

  • Tuesday June 23 through Wednesday June 24, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on Jefferson Street over the Cumberland River for bridge inspection.  One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

TDOT Region 3 Utilities

Davidson County

  • From now through Monday August 31, 7PM–6AM, There will be a lane closure on SR 45 (Old Hickory Blvd) northbound, from 26th Street to Hadley Ave in the Lakewood community in order for Cumberland Valley Construction to install 16” transmission water line.
  • From now through Saturday June 27, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 11 (Nolensville Road), near Walsh Avenue, in order for Bechtel Infrastructure-Google Fiber to bore under the roadway.
  • From now through Saturday June 27, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 1 (Murfreesboro Road), between Fesslers Lane and Expressway Park Drive, in order for Bechtel Infrastructure-Google Fiber to perform boring and potholing operations.
  • From now through Saturday June 27, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 24 (Charlotte Avenue), between American Road and 10th Avenue North, in order for Bechtel Infrastructure-Google Fiber to perform boring and potholing operations.
  • From now through Saturday June 27, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 31 (8th Avenue South) westbound, between Palmer Place and Olympic Ave, in order for Bechtel Infrastructure-Google Fiber to perform staging vehicles, dumping spoils, boring, and potholing operations.

 

Miscellaneous Non-TDOT Projects

City of Brentwood / Stansell Electric

  • Thursday June 18 through Wednesday June 24, 9AM-3PM, (excluding weekend), There will be alternating lane closures on SR 6 (Franklin Road), from South of Chadwick Drive to Executive Center Drive in Brentwood, to install drilled shaft foundations.

 

Motorists are encouraged to use caution and obey reduced speed limits in all TDOT work zones, regardless of lane closure activity.  Information in this report is provided to the Department of Transportation by the contractors.  Most work is weather dependent and subject to change due to inclement weather. 

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel. 

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Heather Jensen

TDOT Community Relations Officer

Heather.Jensen@tn.gov

(615) 454-8042

Changes to I-40 Exit 407 Nearly Complete; New Diverging Diamond Interchange in Sevierville to open on June 30

TN.gov Transportation - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:03am


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Motorists should be aware of changes to the way they get to and from the Smoky Mountains. TDOT will open the new I-40 Exit 407 Diverging Diamond interchange to traffic on the morning of Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Signage will be in place to direct motorists to I-40, State Route 66, and local businesses.

In order to complete final paving and striping in the area, a partial detour will be necessary from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday night, June 29, 2015.

During that time, traffic on I-40 West wanting to go South on SR 66 must detour at Mile Marker 402 (Midway Road) and return to I-40 East.  Traffic on I-40 East wanting to go North on SR 66 must detour at Mile Marker 412 (Deep Springs Road/Douglas Dam) and return to I-40 West. This work is weather permitting.

Motorists can view a simulation of how traffic will flow at the new interchange by visiting www.tdot.state.tn.us/I40exit407/. Drivers are encouraged to use caution and pay close attention to signs and pavement markings as they grow accustomed to the new traffic pattern.

Following the opening of the new interchange, crews will still be working in this area to complete the median curb and gutter, as well as to place permanent paving and striping along the State Route 66 portion of the project.

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel.

Drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.

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Gov. Haslam, Commissioners Gibbons & Grinder Announce "Highways for Heroes" Program

TN.gov Safety - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 2:20pm

NASHVILLE --- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced the launch of the “Highways for Heroes” program that will help veterans and active military personnel who drove commercial grade vehicles during military service more easily find jobs as commercial truck drivers.

Under legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2013, the road skills test may be waived for qualified military personnel applying for a Tennessee commercial driver license (CDL). Applicants, however, are required to pass the applicable CDL knowledge test. Qualified active duty military personnel who held a military operator’s permit within the past two years are eligible for the basic road skills test waiver. This applies to current National Guard and Military Reserve personnel, and veterans who have been discharged within the last year. A CDL is required in Tennessee to operate large trucks and buses. 

The Department of Safety and Homeland Security, which issues commercial and non-commercial driver licenses, unveiled two new mobile driver license units that will allow the agency to issue non-commercial and commercial driver licenses (CDL) outside of driver services centers. The mobile units will be used to help implement the “Highways for Heroes” program as they travel to various locations and veterans’ events to issue CDLs. The Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Department of Veterans Services have partnered to reach as many veterans as possible across the state.

“Tennesseans are proud of their veterans, and this program will help our veterans find quality jobs in transportation and give a boost to the workforce with dedicated and professional workers,” Haslam said.

“‘Highways for Heroes’ will provide veterans who have commercial driving experience an efficient transition into the civilian work force,” Gibbons said. “We plan to travel across the state in our mobile units to offer veterans easy access to commercial driver licenses that will ultimately lead to more job opportunities.”  

“The ‘Highways for Heroes’ program is an excellent way to honor those who served our country. This initiative will help honorably discharged veterans and retired military find employment in the transportation industry, and provides a convenient process to obtain the commercial driver licenses required for those jobs,” Grinder said.

In order to qualify for the road skills test waiver, an applicant must:

·         Be a Tennessee resident currently holding or eligible for Tennessee driver’s license;
 

·         Be active military or discharged within the last year. The following documents can be submitted as proof of active or discharge status:

o    U.S. Active Duty/Reservist Military I.D. Card

o    DD-214 (Military Discharge)

o    Enlisted Record and Report of Separation (WD-AGO)

o    Honorable Discharge Certificate (DD-256)

o    Report of Separation and Record of Service (NGB-22);
 

·         Be certified by their commanding officer or designee to be in possession of a  military operator’s permit, or have at least two years’ experience driving the same type of vehicle that the applicant plans to drive with a Tennessee Commercial Driver License (CDL);

·         Successfully complete the written CDL knowledge exam; and
 

·         Possess a safe driving record.

The standard $46 fee for a commercial driver license applies for veteran applicants.

The Department of Safety and Homeland Security purchased the mobile units through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant also funds two examiner positions, travel, and maintenance of the vehicles.  While the mobile units will primarily be used for the “Highways for Heroes” program, they will also be used to issue non-commercial driver licenses during peak renewal times of the year to help reduce the wait times at driver services centers.

For more information on the Highways for Heroes program, please visit http://tn.gov/safety/driverlicense/cdlt2t.shtml

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.

State Route 109 Reduced to One Lane in Wilson County for Resurfacing

TN.gov Transportation - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 9:00am

Series of Lane Closures Expected for Paving Operations

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close one lane of travel on State Route 109 in Wilson County during a series of lane closures for paving operations. The work zone will extend northbound and southbound, from north of U.S. 70 (SR 24/Lebanon Road) to the Cumberland River Bridge. This work will require several scheduled lane closures between now and September 30, 2015. The first series of lane closures are as follows:

  • Tuesday June 16 through Friday June 19, 9AM-3PM
  • Saturday June 20 and Sunday June 21, 5AM-6PM
  • Monday June 22 through Wednesday June 24, 9AM-3PM

 

The resurfacing project is part of a larger effort to preserve the nearly 20-year-old pavement, which shows signs of significant wear. Currently, two projects are under development to widen this stretch of SR 109, but construction is not expected to begin for at least two years, pending funding. Resurfacing will prevent further deterioration of the roadway prior to the future widening projects.

 

This operation will likely create significant traffic delays. Portable message boards will alert motorists to the lane closures. The Tennessee Highway Patrol will also be on-site to assist with traffic. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and avoid the area during the expected lane closures if possible.

 

All scheduled closures are weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled.

 

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live-streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel. 

 

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to Begin Accepting Applications for New Trooper Cadet Class

TN.gov Safety - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 1:45pm

NASHVILLE –- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced it will soon begin accepting applications for the next Trooper Cadet Academy. Men and women interested in a career as a state trooper can begin the application process online only beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, June 30. The new Trooper Cadet class is scheduled to begin February 1, 2016.

Individuals interested in applying for the position of state trooper must be at least 21 years old, a U.S. Citizen and have a high school diploma or equivalent.  Two years of college or military or previous law enforcement experience is preferred. No applicants with felony convictions will be considered. 

Legislation enacted in October 2012, called the Tennessee Excellence, Accountability and Management Act (TEAM Act), revised the hiring method to incorporate an interview process that tests an applicant’s knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies.  As a result, selected applicants will be required to successfully pass the physical agility test prior to being admitted for an interview. There is no longer an examination portion to qualify for the state trooper position.  The THP anticipates the agility test and interview appointments to begin September 2015.      

If hired, individuals must obtain a valid Tennessee driver’s license prior to the class start date February 1, 2016, and are required to successfully complete a Level II background investigation, which includes a credit check and polygraph test.  Recruits must also pass a psychological and medical examination, including a drug screening.

Those interested in and qualified for the position of state trooper should submit an employment application to the Tennessee Department of Human Resources. All applicants must apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tennessee/default.cfm beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24. The application link will not be activated until 12:01 a.m. on June 24.  Applications will not be accepted after June 30. Once approved by the Department of Human Resources, applicants will be notified of their qualification status via email.

There are currently 883 authorized commissioned officer positions within the THP.  Trooper cadets will be assigned to vacant positions across the state upon graduation.  The starting salary for a trooper cadet during the training academy is $2,733 per month. The Trooper Cadet Class will last 20 weeks.  

Upon graduation and commissioning as a Tennessee state trooper, the salary will increase to $3,024 per month and include a paid pension plan, low cost health insurance and paid holidays. Troopers are also provided a uniform, equipment and patrol vehicles.  

With regular pay increases, a state trooper can earn $53,928 per year after 10 years of service under the current pay structure. 

For additional information on becoming a state trooper, visit http://www.tn.gov/safety/thp/school.shtml  

For more information about applications and testing, interested individuals are encouraged to contact the Tennessee Department of Human Resources Applicant Services Division at (615) 741-4841.     

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.

Middle Tennessee Weekly Construction Lane Closure June 11-17, 2015

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:05am

BEDFORD COUNTY, Reconstruction of US 231 (SR 10)

  • From now through November 2015, Traffic will be reduced from four (4) to two (2) lanes on US 231 (SR 10) in Shelbyville due to utility and grading operations. One lane will remain open in each direction with an added turning lane.

 

CHEATHAM COUNTY, Bridge Replacement on I-40 over the Harpeth River

  • From now through July 2016, Anderson Road at the I-40 overpass will be closed. Detours are in place.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Repair on SR 45 (Old Hickory Blvd) over the Cumberland River

  • From now through November 2015, Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on SR 45 in Old Hickory due to bridge repair. One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Rehabilitation on I-40 at Charlotte Avenue, Johnston Avenue, Clinton Street, and Herman Street

  • From now through September 2015, 7AM-5PM, There will be a lane closure on 12th Avenue northbound, including the sidewalk and bike lane, to allow worker access to the median of I-40. 

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Widening of I-65 from Trinity Lane to Dickerson Pike

  • From Monday June 8 through Friday July 31, Ewing Drive will be closed from Hillhurst Drive to Richmond Hills Drive for bridge construction. Detours are in place.

 

DAVIDSON AND RUTHERFORD COUNTIES, Nashville Smartway ITS I-24 Expansion Project

  • Tuesday June 16 through Wednesday, June 17, 9AM–3PM, There will be alternating shoulder closures on I-24 (approximately between MM 58 and Elam Road) and SR 840 (approximately between MM 48 and MM 57) for pole installation, electrical service work, fiber optic cabling installation, conduit installation/proving/repairs, and staging of overhead sign structures.

 

DAVIDSON AND RUTHERFORD COUNTIES, Removal & Replacement of HOV Signing & Thermoplastic Markings on Various Interstates

  • Tuesday June 16 through Wednesday June 17, 9AM-3PM, There will be a shoulder closure on I-24, including on-ramps, from the Davidson County line to SR 231 (Shelbyville Hwy) for HOV sign installation.

 

MACON COUNTY, Reconstruction of SR 10 from south of Goose Creek to SR 52

  • Thursday June 11 through Wednesday June 17, 7AM-5PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 10 for clearing and grubbing operations, blasting operations and utility relocation.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Bridge Replacement on SR 237 over I-24 (Exit 8)

  • Saturday June 13, 7AM-5PM, and Sunday June 14, 7AM to 12 Noon, There will be a lane closure on I-24 westbound at MM 8.0 for bridge construction, including installation of metal deck panels on SR 237.  The alternate truck lane will also be closed at this location.

 

ROBERTSON AND SUMNER COUNTIES, Pavement Repair on I-65 from South of Honey Run Creek to North of Highland Road

  • Wednesday June 10, 8PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on I-65 northbound, from MM 114 to MM 117, for paving operations.
  • Sunday June 14, 8PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on I-65 southbound, from MM 114 to MM 117, for paving operations.
  • Monday June 15 through Wednesday June 17, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-65 in both directions, from MM 114 to MM 117, for paving operations.

 

ROBERTSON AND SUMNER COUNTIES, SmartWay ITS I-65 (North of Nashville) Expansion Project

  • Thursday June 11 through Wednesday June 17, 9AM-3PM, There will be a shoulder closure on I-65 southbound from MM 97 to MM 104 and northbound from MM 97 to MM 104 for trenching and conduit installation.

 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Construction of New Interchange on SR 1 (Broad St) at SR 10/SR 96 (Memorial Blvd/Old Fort Pkwy)

  • Thursday June 11 through Wednesday June 17, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on Broad Street (SR 1), College Street, and Burton Street for potential underground utility crossings. One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Intersection Improvements on SR 96 at Market Place

  • Thursday June 11 through Wednesday June 17, 8PM–6AM (excluding Saturday), There will be alternating lane closures on SR 96 near the Market Place intersection in order to pave the roadway and install loops. One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Resurfacing of I-24 from East of SR 840 to Stones River Bridge

  • Monday June 15 through Wednesday June 17, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-24 in both directions, from MM 74 to MM 79, in order to pave the roadway and install signal loops. At least one lane will remain open in each direction.

 

SMITH COUNTY, Miscellaneous Safety Improvements on SR 25 at Intersection of Upper Ferry Road, Myer Street, and SR 53 (Gordonsville Highway)

  • Thursday June 11 through Wednesday June 17, 9AM-3PM, (excluding weekends), There will be a temporary lane closure on SR 25 near the Upper Ferry Road/Myer Street/Gordonsville Hwy intersection in Carthage in order to install wood pole for the advanced radar detection system.

 

SUMNER COUNTY, Miscellaneous Safety Improvements on SR 258 (New Shackle Island Road) at Intersection of Stop Thirty Road and Old Shackle Island Road

  • Thursday June 11 through Wednesday June 17, 9AM-3PM, There will be a temporary, intermittent lane closure on New Shackle Road at Stop Thirty Road to allow trucks hauling material to enter the roadway. Flaggers will be utilized.

 

SUMNER COUNTY, Resurfacing on US 31E (SR 6) from North of SR 52 to the Kentucky State line  

  • Monday June 15 through Friday June 19, 7AM-5PM (excluding weekends), There will be alternating lane closures on SR 6 in both directions, from north of SR 52 in Westmoreland to the Kentucky State line, for milling operations.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Resurfacing on I-65 from the Maury County line to North of SR 840  

  • Sunday June 14, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 northbound from MM 53 to MM 59.5 for milling operations. At least one lane will remain open at all times.
  • Tuesday June 16 and Wednesday June 17, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 southbound from MM 59.5 to MM 53 for milling operations. At least one lane will remain open at all times.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Widening of SR 253 (Concord Rd) from Sunset Road to Nolensville Road

  • Thursday June 11 through Wednesday June 17, 9AM-3PM, Traffic will be flagged during construction operations as needed.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, SmartWay ITS I-65 (South of Nashville) Expansion Project

  • Thursday June 11 through Wednesday June 17, 9AM-3PM, There will be a shoulder closure on SR 840 from MM 30 to MM 34 for trenching and conduit installation.

 

WILSON COUNTY, Resurfacing on SR 109 from North of SR 24 to the Cumberland River Bridge  

  • Tuesday June 16 through Friday June 19, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 109 for milling and paving operations.

 

Look Ahead:

  • Saturday June 20 and Sunday June 21, 5AM-6PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 109 for milling and paving operations.
  • Monday June 22 through Wednesday June 24, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 109 for milling and paving operations.

 

Performance Based Maintenance Work on I-24, I-65 and SR 840

  • Tuesday June 16 through Wednesday June 17, 9AM-3PM, There will be possible lane closures at the following locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee to patch potholes on an as-needed basis:
  • SR 840, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson
  • I-24, Rutherford and Bedford
  • I-65, Williamson

 

  • Tuesday June 16 through Wednesday June 17, 8PM-5AM, There will be possible lane closures at the following locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee to repair guardrail on an as-needed basis:
  • SR 840, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson
  • I-24, Rutherford and Bedford
  • I-65, Williamson

 

TDOT Maintenance:

Middle Tennessee

  • Tuesday June 16 through Wednesday June 17, 9AM-3PM, There will be possible lane closures at various locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee to patch potholes on an as-needed basis:
  • I-24 Cheatham, Davidson, Montgomery and Robertson Counties
  • I-65 Davidson, Robertson, and Williamson Counties
  • I-40 Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, and Humphreys Counties

 

  • Tuesday June 16 through Wednesday June 17, 9AM-3PM, There will be possible lane closures at various locations on State Routes and Interstates in Middle Tennessee for tree trimming and removal on an as-needed basis:
  • I-24 Cheatham, Montgomery and Robertson Counties
  • I-65 Maury and Robertson Counties
  • I-40 Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman and Humphreys Counties

 

Davidson County

  • Thursday June 11 through Wednesday June 17, 8PM-5AM, There will be mobile operations in various locations for sweeping operations. This will affect the shoulders or inside and outside lanes.
  • Thursday June 11, 9AM-3PM AND 7PM-5AM, There will be alternating lane closures on Briley Parkway (SR 155) in both directions, between Ashland City Highway (SR 12) and Centennial Blvd, in order for milling and paving. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • Monday June 15 through Wednesday June 17, 7PM-5AM,  There will be alternating lane closures on Briley Parkway (SR 155) in both directions, between Ashland City Highway (SR 12) and Centennial Blvd, in order for milling and paving. One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

TDOT Region 3 Bridge Inspection

Davidson County

  • Tuesday June 16 through Wednesday June 17, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on Korean Veteran’s Blvd over the Cumberland River for bridge inspection. One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

TDOT Region 3 Survey

Davidson County

  • Thursday June 11, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating shoulder closures on the I-440 eastbound exit ramp to I-24 East for survey work. All lanes will remain open.

 

TDOT Region 3 Utilities

Davidson County

  • From now through Monday August 31, 7PM–6AM, There will be a lane closure on SR 45 (Old Hickory Blvd) northbound, from 26th Street to Hadley Ave in the Lakewood community in order for Cumberland Valley Construction to install 16” transmission water line.
  • From now through Friday June 12, 9AM–3PM, There will be lane closure on SR 11 (Nolensville Road) northbound, in the 2100, 2600, and 3000 block, in order for Piedmont Gas to retire three service lines.
  • From now through Friday June 12, 9AM–3PM, There will be a lane closure on Highway 100 westbound, in the 8200 block near Chaffin’s Dinner Theatre, in order for NES to perform maintenance repair.
  • Monday June 15 through Saturday June 27, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 11 (Nolensville Road), near Walsh Avenue, in order for Bechtel Infrastructure-Google Fiber to bore under the roadway.
  • Monday June 15 through Saturday June 27, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 1 (Murfreesboro Road), between Fesslers Lane and Expressway Park Drive, in order for Bechtel Infrastructure-Google Fiber to perform boring and potholing operations.
  • Monday June 15 through Saturday June 27, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 24 (Charlotte Avenue), between American Road and 10th Avenue North, in order for Bechtel Infrastructure-Google Fiber to perform boring and potholing operations.
  • Monday June 15 through Saturday June 27, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 31 (8th Avenue South) westbound, between Palmer Place and Olympic Ave, in order for Bechtel Infrastructure-Google Fiber to perform staging vehicles, dumping spoils, boring, and potholing operations.

 

Miscellaneous Non-TDOT Projects

City of Brentwood / Stansell Electric

  • ThursdayJune 11 through Wednesday June 17, 9AM-3PM (excluding weekend), There will be alternating lane closures on SR 6 (Franklin Road), from South of Chadwick Drive to Executive Center Drive in Brentwood, to install drilled shaft foundations.

 

Motorists are encouraged to use caution and obey reduced speed limits in all TDOT work zones, regardless of lane closure activity.  Information in this report is provided to the Department of Transportation by the contractors.  Most work is weather dependent and subject to change due to inclement weather. 

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel. 

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Heather Jensen

TDOT Community Relations Officer

Heather.Jensen@tn.gov

(615) 454-8042

Use of Technology Improves Customer Service, Reduces Wait Times at Driver Services Centers

TN.gov Safety - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 10:25am

NASHVILLE --- New forms of technology launched by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security have resulted in improved customer service and reduced wait times inside the state’s driver services centers. Recently launched online driver services may eliminate the need to visit a driver services center all together.

Earlier this year, the Driver Services Division updated its driver license system used by examiners and other employees to issue, suspend, and revoke driver licenses, and issue identification cards and handgun carry permits. This new, internal system replaced a 30-year-old antiquated system. The new “A-List” system, as it is called, streamlined procedures for employees, but it also improved and increased the state’s online driver license services available to customers over the internet.

“We have found a number of ways to integrate technology into our procedures. From iPads to self-service kiosks to virtual line management, these tools have improved experiences for our customers at the driver services centers. Now through our newly enhanced online services, we are leveraging technology to better serve customers from virtually anywhere,” Commissioner Bill Gibbons said.

In addition to renewing or replacing driver licenses, citizens may now visit www.tn.gov/safety to: 

·         Pay reinstatement fees and obtain reissued driver licenses after reinstatement, if eligible;

·         Schedule road skills tests (while prohibiting duplicate appointments scheduled by the same person, which has increased wait times in the past);

·         Receive electronic communications from the department via e-mail; and

·         Start the driver license application online before visiting a driver services center (for citizens who have relocated to Tennessee).

One new feature available through online driver services is designed to assist citizens in the case of an emergency. Citizens may submit emergency contact information online that will be added to the driver license data base.  That information may be obtained by law enforcement if the individual is involved in an accident or emergency and is unable to communicate with first responders.

“I urge citizens to visit our online driver services page and add this important information. It is simple to do and could help emergency personnel easier locate your family or friends in an emergency situation,” Gibbons added.

The state’s online driver services may be accessed by visiting www.tn.gov/safety.    

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.

TDOT and THP Prepare for 2015 Bonnaroo Festival

TN.gov Safety - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 8:47am

NASHVILLE – Since 2002, the small Middle Tennessee city of Manchester in Coffee County has hosted one of the most popular live music events in the country - the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.  Held on a 700‑acre farm, the festival is a four-day, multi-stage event that showcases a diverse assortment of musical styles and performers.  Thousands of people from all over the country make the yearly trip to attend the festival, and Manchester becomes their temporary home for several days in June.  As in years past, over 80,000 music lovers are expected to attend this year’s festival, which kicks off Thursday night, June 11, and winds down Sunday night, June 14.

With 80,000 festivalgoers converging on the festival site, the area in and around Manchester always sees increased traffic throughout the festival.  As Manchester prepares to welcome a multitude of visitors, the Tennessee Department of Transportation and Tennessee Highway Patrol are gearing up for the extra traffic expected in the area.  TDOT and the THP are working closely with the Manchester Police Department, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and festival promoters to keep traffic moving on I-24 while also getting Bonnaroo attendees to their destination. Click here for detour map.

“As always, the main goal is to keep through traffic moving smoothly on I-24 during the Bonnaroo festival while getting festivalgoers safely into and out of the festival site,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer.  “TDOT has once again coordinated with our partners at THP and other agencies well ahead of the festival to ensure that traffic delays are kept to a minimum throughout the festival period.”

This year, Bonnaroo will officially open all its gates on Wednesday evening June 10 at 8:00 p.m. CDT to allow more time for vehicles to enter the campgrounds.  State Troopers will be on-the-job 24 hours a day, beginning Wednesday night, patrolling on the ground and by air. 

“There has been a decrease in the number of crashes state troopers have worked during Bonnaroo the last couple of years,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. “We hope that trend continues this year. We believe our presence on the interstate, along with joint efforts with TDOT and local law enforcement, has helped ensure safe passage ways to and from Bonnaroo,” he added.

During Bonnaroo 2014, Troopers logged nearly 6,000 man-hours, worked 11 traffic crashes (0 fatal, 0 injury, and 11 property damage crashes), and wrote 124 citations and issued two warnings.  A breakdown of all THP-issued citations during last year’s festival period is included in this release.

TDOT HELP units will assist with traffic management during the festival and will aid any motorists who require assistance.  In addition to having HELP trucks on-site, TDOT and other agencies will be taking the following steps beginning June 10 through June 15:

  • Efforts will be concentrated on keeping I-24 traffic flowing.
  • Exit 111 (SR 55) will be used as the main festival exit. Exits 97, 105, 112 (temporary exit on westbound side only), 117 and 127 are alternate exits if congestion occurs on the interstate.
  • TDOT maintenance units will be posted throughout the festival region, and maintenance personnel will be on call all weekend.
  • TDOT will provide variable message signs to warn drivers of delays.
  • There will be no construction-related lane closures on I-24 near the Bonnaroo festival area between 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10 through 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15.
  • Median crossovers will be guarded to prevent motorists from parking in the crossovers and blocking emergency vehicles.
  • Festival traffic will be kept in the right lane and/or on the shoulder of the interstate, allowing through traffic to utilize the left travel lane unimpeded.
  • Emergency vehicles will use county roads that will be kept at low volume.
  • Bonnaroo promoters issued early news releases to the trucking industry and other sources to alert the traveling public to festival times, location, and alternate routes.
  • Temporary communication towers are in place to improve emergency communications.

During the festival, motorists should call 511 from any mobile or land line phone for traffic updates or visit the TDOT website at www.tn.gov/tdot where they can also find information on alternate routes.  From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest traffic information and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic.  TDOT is also on Twitter.  For statewide traffic tweets follow TN511 or for regional traffic information follow Nashville511, Chattanooga511, Memphis511 and Knoxville511

Also, drivers should keep in mind that if they need the assistance of a state trooper while traveling anywhere in Tennessee, they can simply dial *THP (*847) from their cell phone.  They will be automatically connected to the nearest THP dispatch office and the operator will send a state trooper to their location.

2014 Bonnaroo Non-Moving Violations (NMVs)
THP Citations Written

 

2014 Bonnaroo Hazardous Moving Violations (HMVs)
THP Citations Written

Child Passenger Restraint Violations

0

Speeding

17

Safety Belt Violations

7

Driving Under the Influence

10

Driver License Law Violations

12

Reckless Driving

2

Revoked/Suspended Driver Licenses

10

Disregarding Signal/Sign Controls

2

Registration Violations

9

Other Moving Violations

9

Open Container Law

1

 

Misdemeanor Drug Violations

4

 

Felony Drug

12

 

Other Non-Moving Violations

29

 

 

 

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TDOT and THP Prepare for 2015 Bonnaroo Festival

TN.gov Transportation - Wed, 06/10/2015 - 8:47am

NASHVILLE – Since 2002, the small Middle Tennessee city of Manchester in Coffee County has hosted one of the most popular live music events in the country - the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.  Held on a 700‑acre farm, the festival is a four-day, multi-stage event that showcases a diverse assortment of musical styles and performers.  Thousands of people from all over the country make the yearly trip to attend the festival, and Manchester becomes their temporary home for several days in June.  As in years past, over 80,000 music lovers are expected to attend this year’s festival, which kicks off Thursday night, June 11, and winds down Sunday night, June 14.

With 80,000 festivalgoers converging on the festival site, the area in and around Manchester always sees increased traffic throughout the festival.  As Manchester prepares to welcome a multitude of visitors, the Tennessee Department of Transportation and Tennessee Highway Patrol are gearing up for the extra traffic expected in the area.  TDOT and the THP are working closely with the Manchester Police Department, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department and festival promoters to keep traffic moving on I-24 while also getting Bonnaroo attendees to their destination. Click here for detour map.

“As always, the main goal is to keep through traffic moving smoothly on I-24 during the Bonnaroo festival while getting festivalgoers safely into and out of the festival site,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer.  “TDOT has once again coordinated with our partners at THP and other agencies well ahead of the festival to ensure that traffic delays are kept to a minimum throughout the festival period.”

This year, Bonnaroo will officially open all its gates on Wednesday evening June 10 at 8:00 p.m. CDT to allow more time for vehicles to enter the campgrounds.  State Troopers will be on-the-job 24 hours a day, beginning Wednesday night, patrolling on the ground and by air. 

“There has been a decrease in the number of crashes state troopers have worked during Bonnaroo the last couple of years,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. “We hope that trend continues this year. We believe our presence on the interstate, along with joint efforts with TDOT and local law enforcement, has helped ensure safe passage ways to and from Bonnaroo,” he added.

During Bonnaroo 2014, Troopers logged nearly 6,000 man-hours, worked 11 traffic crashes (0 fatal, 0 injury, and 11 property damage crashes), and wrote 124 citations and issued two warnings.  A breakdown of all THP-issued citations during last year’s festival period is included in this release.

TDOT HELP units will assist with traffic management during the festival and will aid any motorists who require assistance.  In addition to having HELP trucks on-site, TDOT and other agencies will be taking the following steps beginning June 10 through June 15:

  • Efforts will be concentrated on keeping I-24 traffic flowing.
  • Exit 111 (SR 55) will be used as the main festival exit. Exits 97, 105, 112 (temporary exit on westbound side only), 117 and 127 are alternate exits if congestion occurs on the interstate.
  • TDOT maintenance units will be posted throughout the festival region, and maintenance personnel will be on call all weekend.
  • TDOT will provide variable message signs to warn drivers of delays.
  • There will be no construction-related lane closures on I-24 near the Bonnaroo festival area between 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10 through 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15.
  • Median crossovers will be guarded to prevent motorists from parking in the crossovers and blocking emergency vehicles.
  • Festival traffic will be kept in the right lane and/or on the shoulder of the interstate, allowing through traffic to utilize the left travel lane unimpeded.
  • Emergency vehicles will use county roads that will be kept at low volume.
  • Bonnaroo promoters issued early news releases to the trucking industry and other sources to alert the traveling public to festival times, location, and alternate routes.
  • Temporary communication towers are in place to improve emergency communications.

During the festival, motorists should call 511 from any mobile or land line phone for traffic updates or visit the TDOT website at www.tn.gov/tdot where they can also find information on alternate routes.  From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest traffic information and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic.  TDOT is also on Twitter.  For statewide traffic tweets follow TN511 or for regional traffic information follow Nashville511, Chattanooga511, Memphis511 and Knoxville511

Also, drivers should keep in mind that if they need the assistance of a state trooper while traveling anywhere in Tennessee, they can simply dial *THP (*847) from their cell phone.  They will be automatically connected to the nearest THP dispatch office and the operator will send a state trooper to their location.

2014 Bonnaroo Non-Moving Violations (NMVs)
THP Citations Written

 

2014 Bonnaroo Hazardous Moving Violations (HMVs)
THP Citations Written

Child Passenger Restraint Violations

0

Speeding

17

Safety Belt Violations

7

Driving Under the Influence

10

Driver License Law Violations

12

Reckless Driving

2

Revoked/Suspended Driver Licenses

10

Disregarding Signal/Sign Controls

2

Registration Violations

9

Other Moving Violations

9

Open Container Law

1

 

Misdemeanor Drug Violations

4

 

Felony Drug

12

 

Other Non-Moving Violations

29

 

 

 

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Gov. Haslam & TDOT Commissioner Schroer Announce Multimodal Access Grants

TN.gov Transportation - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 3:24pm

Grants to Fund Improvement Projects in 14 Tennessee Communities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of $10.2 million in Multimodal Access Fund Grants to 14 communities across the state. The grants will fund infrastructure projects that support the transportation needs of transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists by addressing gaps along the state highway network.

“Improving our facilities for walking, biking, and transit is critical to the continued growth and success of our towns and cities, and these grants help make our communities across Tennessee more livable by creating more transportation options,” Haslam said.

Examples of projects eligible under the Multimodal Access Fund Program include sidewalks and pedestrian crossing improvements, bus shelters, park and ride facilities, and bicycle lanes. Multimodal Access projects will be funded 95 percent by TDOT, with 5 percent funded with local matching funds. Total individual project costs will not exceed $1 million.

“Our responsibilities as a transportation agency go far beyond building roads and bridges,” Commissioner Schroer said. “Providing safe access for different modes of transportation ultimately creates a more complete and diverse network for our users. These projects are also extremely cost effective, which allows TDOT to make improvements in more areas across the state.”

The Multimodal Access Grant was created in 2013 and TDOT has been able to fund 27 projects through a competitive grant process.

For more information about the Multimodal Access Grant, project guidelines, and applications, please visit http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/publictrans/fund.htm.

Press releases for grants awarded to West and Middle Tennessee communities are attached.

 

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