Middle Tennessee Weekly Construction Lane Closure May 28-June 3, 2015

TN.gov Transportation - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 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. 

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Grading, Drainage, and Paving of I-40 West Exit Ramp at Church Street

  • Sunday May 31, 5AM-12PM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-40 in both directions near MM 209, including short duration rolling roadblocks, for the installation and removal of an overhead sign structure.

 

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

  • Friday May 29, 9PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 southbound before Trinity Lane in order to move barrier wall, stripe the roadway, set attenuators, and shift traffic to the newly constructed ramp.

 

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

  • Thursday May 28 through Wednesday, June 3, 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, and conduit installation/proving/repairs.
  • Monday June 1, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 840 in both directions, near MM 50 (Veterans Pkwy) and MM 57 (Sulphur Springs Road), with a short duration rolling roadblock for the installation of an overhead sign structure.
  • Tuesday June 2, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-24 in both directions, near MM 77 (between Medical Center Pkwy and SR 96) and MM 86 (between Joe B Jackson Pkwy and Buchanan Road), with a short duration rolling roadblock for the installation of an overhead sign structure.
  • Wednesday June 3, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-24 in both directions, near MM 71 (between Almaville Road and SR 840) and MM 77 (between Medical Center Pkwy and SR 96), with a short duration rolling roadblock for the installation of an overhead sign structure.
  • Thursday June 4, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-24 in both directions, near MM 58 (between Haywood Lane and Bell Road), MM 65 (between Waldron Road and Sam Ridley Pkwy), and MM 71 (between Almaville Road and SR 840), with a short duration rolling roadblock for the installation of an overhead sign structure.

 

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

  • Thursday May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 9AM-3PM (excluding weekend), 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 May 30, 7AM-5PM, 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 May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 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)

  • Tuesday June 2, 9AM-3PM, There will be rolling roadblocks on I-24 westbound, between MM 11.0 and MM 8.0, in order to move equipment and materials across the interstate. The alternate truck lane at this location will also be closed.

 

Look Ahead

  • Saturday June 6, 8AM-4PM, There will be rolling roadblocks in approximately 20-minute intervals on I-24 westbound, between MM 11.0 and MM 8.0, in order to install bridge beams.

 

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

  • Thursday May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 8PM-6AM, (excluding Saturday), There will be alternating lane closures on I-65 in both directions, from MM 114 to MM 117, for milling and paving operations.

 

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

  • Thursday May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 9AM-3PM, There will be a shoulder closure on I-65 southbound from MM 97 to MM 99 and northbound from MM 97 to MM 102 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 May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 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, Resurfacing of I-24 from East of SR 840 to Stones River Bridge

  • Thursday May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-24 in both directions, from MM 74 to MM 79, in order to mill and pave the roadway. At least one lane will remain open in each direction.
  • Thursday May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 8PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on Medical center Parkway at the I-24 interchange (Exit 76) in order to remove and replace handicap ramps. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • Friday May 29, 8PM through Monday June 1, 5AM, The I-24 eastbound exit ramp to SR 96 (Exit 78B) will be closed to all traffic in order to replace concrete pavement. Detours will be in place.

 

Look Ahead

  • Friday June 5, 8PM through Monday June 8, 5AM, There will be multiple lane closures on I-24 westbound at the bridge over Overall Creek (approximately MM 75.5) in order to replace bridge deck concrete. Two lanes will remain open. 

 

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

  • Thursday May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 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, Installation of Signals on US 31E (SR 6) at SR 25

  • From now through June 2015, SR 25 (Red River Road) southbound will be closed from Blythe Avenue to US 31E (SR 6) in Gallatin for construction of new turn lane and installation of storm drains. Detours are in place.

 

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

  • Monday June 1 through Friday June 5, 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 milling operations.

 

SUMNER COUNTY, Extension of Concrete Box Bridge on SR 109

  • From now through June 2015, Traffic will be reduced from two (2) lanes to one (1) lane on SR 109 northbound (S Broadway) at Jackson Road in Portland for concrete box bridge work. One lane will remain open. Message boards are in place.

 

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

  • Thursday May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 9AM-3PM, Traffic will be flagged during construction operations as needed.

 

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

  • Thursday May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 9AM-3PM, There will be a shoulder closure on SR 840 from MM 30 to MM 34 for trenching and conduit installation.

 

WILSON COUNTY, Widening of I-40 from East of SR 109 to East of SR 840

  • Thursday May 28 through Tuesday June 3, 9AM-4PM, There will be alternating rolling shoulder closures on I-40 in both directions in order to execute asphalt core samples on outside shoulders.

 

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

  • Thursday May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 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 May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 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 May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 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 May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 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 May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 8PM-5AM, There will be mobile operations in various locations for sweeping operations. This will affect the shoulders or inside and outside lanes.
  • Thursday May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 8PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-24 eastbound at MM 89.4 and westbound at MM 96.2 so that damage from vehicle fires may be repaired.
  • Monday June 1 through Wednesday June 3, 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 Utilities

Davidson County

  • Thursday May 28 through Friday May 29, 9AM -3PM, There will be a lane closure on SR-6 (Gallatin Road) westbound at the bridge over Mansker Creek in order for Piedmont Gas to install two-part coating to pipeline, replace support hangers, and install new dielectric shields around hangers.
  • Sunday May 31 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.
  • Thursday May 28 through Friday June 5, 9AM–3PM, There will be lane closure on SR 31 (8th Ave South) westbound, between Palmer Place and Olympic Ave, in order for South Bechtel/Bear Construction to stage vehicles, dump spoils, etc, prior to excavation.

 

Miscellaneous Non-TDOT Projects

City of Brentwood / Stansell Electric

  • Thursday May 28 through Wednesday June 3, 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, for trenching and conduit tie-ins.

 

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

Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Release Preliminary Memorial Day & No Refusal Results

TN.gov Safety - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:14pm

NASHVILLE --- Preliminary reports released today by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security indicate that eight people were killed in traffic crashes during the 96-hour Memorial Day holiday period this year. That’s one less than the nine vehicular fatalities recorded during the 2014 Memorial Day period. (The preliminary Memorial Day holiday traffic fatality numbers include vehicular deaths reported by all Tennessee law enforcement agencies.)

Five of the people killed in crashes were not wearing seat belts, while two of the traffic deaths were motorcycle riders.  There were zero alcohol-related traffic fatalities.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s “No Refusal” enforcement resulted in 31 DUI arrests and 316 seat belt citations in the nine participating counties during the holiday period.  The “No Refusal” counties included, Anderson (Knoxville District), Grundy (Chattanooga District), Rutherford and Wilson (Nashville District), Shelby (Memphis District), Washington (Fall Branch District), Putnam (Cookeville District), Bedford (Lawrenceburg District), and Henry (Jackson District).

Of the eight traffic fatalities statewide, one death occurred in a “No Refusal” county (Shelby County).

The results for the nine-county “No Refusal” enforcement effort are listed below.  A statistical report from the Memorial Day holiday period also accompanies this release.

Anderson County

DUI arrests:                                            3

Refusal to take BAC test/

Search warrants obtained for blood samples:      0

Grundy County

DUI arrests:                                            3

Refusal to take BAC test/

Search warrants obtained for blood samples:      0

Rutherford County

DUI Arrests:                                            8                                              

Refusal to take BAC test/

Search warrants obtained for blood samples:      0

Wilson County

DUI Arrests:                                            2                                              

Refusal to take BAC test/

Search warrants obtained for blood samples:      0

Shelby County

DUI Arrests:                                            4                                              

Refusal to take BAC test/

Search warrants obtained for blood samples:      0

Washington County

DUI Arrests:                                            0                                              

Refusal to take BAC test/

Search warrants obtained for blood samples:      0

Putnam County

DUI Arrests:                                            5                                              

Refusal to take BAC test/

Search warrants obtained for blood samples:      4

Bedford County

DUI Arrests:                                            2                                              

Refusal to take BAC test/

Search warrants obtained for blood samples:      0

Henry County

DUI Arrests:                                            4                                              

Refusal to take BAC test/

Search warrants obtained for blood samples:      0

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 Announces Reconstruction Plans for I-55 at Crump Blvd. Interchange

TN.gov Transportation - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:29pm

MEMPHIS, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced today plans for the reconstruction of the Interstate 55 interchange at E.H. Crump Boulevard in Memphis. Construction is currently planned to begin in the spring of 2016, and will require the full closure of the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge for a period of nine months. The full closure of the bridge is not expected to occur until the spring of 2017.

“Alternate Z-1”, which is the design selected by TDOT after numerous public meetings, will provide free-flow movement on I-55 over Austin Avenue and the Crump Boulevard ramp. This design includes large structural elements that are very complex in nature, and create unique challenges during the construction phase.

“There is simply not enough space to rebuild this interchange, preserve the French Fort neighborhood, and maintain traffic across the I-55 bridge,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “As we prepare for a full closure of this section of interstate, TDOT will do everything possible to minimize the impacts to residents, business owners, commuters, and emergency services.”

TDOT has worked closely with the City of Memphis, the French Fort neighborhood, Shelby County, the City of West Memphis, AR, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, and the Federal Highway Administration during the development of the construction plans for the interchange.                                                                                                                                                          

Two public information meetings will also be held next week to discuss the planned reconstruction of the I-55/Crump Boulevard interchange. The meetings will provide the community with an opportunity to discuss potential construction impacts.

Both meetings will feature two formal presentations, followed by question and comment periods. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, June 1, 2015

West Memphis Civic Center

228 Polk Avenue

West Memphis, AR

3:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Formal presentations at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

MATA Central Station

545 S. Main Street

Memphis, TN

3:30 – 7:30 p.m. (Formal presentations at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)

TDOT has already identified a number of strategies to minimize construction impacts on neighborhoods, businesses, and the traveling public. These include regular construction schedule updates, new noise walls for the French Fort neighborhood, maintaining local access, wayfinding signage, and an emergency preparedness plan.

The public is also invited to take a brief survey regarding construction of the project: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QRL8K6S

The I-55/Crump Boulevard interchange modification project is currently planned to be let to contract in December of 2015, with the start of construction planned for the spring of 2016.

 

 

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Department of Safety & Homeland Security Announce New Tennessee Highway Patrol Major & Executive Officer to the Colonel

TN.gov Safety - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:21am

NASHVILLE --- Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott today announced the promotion of Captain Tony Barham to Major and Executive Officer to the colonel, effective immediately.  

Barham will replace Major Betty Blair, who will retire after 21 years with the Highway Patrol. She was the first female to hold the rank of major within the agency.  

“Tony will have big shoes to fill in his new role. However, we are confident that his training record, experience and skills as a supervisor in the field will help keep our organization moving forward,” Colonel Trott said. 

Barham has led the THP’s Special Programs Unit since 2009. The unit consisted of all administrative functions of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, including Pupil and Daycare Transportation Safety, as well as Safety Education and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) programs. As Captain, Barham oversaw the THP’s Special Programs administrative personnel, who are responsible for providing educational and training programs on a variety of public and traffic safety concerns to citizens across the state.   

The Henderson, Tenn., native began his career with the agency in 1988.  He was first assigned as a road trooper to Giles County in the THP Lawrenceburg District. He continued to work the roads in Hardin and McNairy counties until he was promoted to Sergeant in 2003. In 2008, Barham was promoted to Lieutenant over the Nashville District’s Special Programs Unit.   

Barham received his bachelor’s degree from Freed Hardeman University. He is also a 2003 graduate of the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command and a 2010 graduate of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute (TGEI). 

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

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal Investigation Division Case Ends with a First Degree Indictment in Decatur County

TN.gov Safety - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:18am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) on Friday announced the arrest of a Henderson, Tenn. man who was indicted for first degree murder following an investigation by the patrol’s Criminal Investigation Division. Chad E. Henry, 38, was arrested on May 20 in Bridgeport, W. Va. by the West Virginia State Police. District Attorney Matt Stowe of the 24th Judicial District is seeking extradition back to Tennessee where Henry will also face charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, and various traffic related offenses.

On December 25, 2014, the THP was called to the intersection of Highway 100 and Highway 69 in Decatur County to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving a passenger who reportedly had “jumped” out of the vehicle.

Upon arrival, troopers made contact with the driver, identified as Chad Henry. His wife, Kelly Henry, 45, of Holbrook, Penn., was injured and unresponsive at the scene. Troopers determined the evidence at the scene did not match statements given by Chad Henry and requested assistance with the investigation from THP’s Critical Incident Response (CIRT) Team 4 and THP’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID).

Trooper processed the scene and notified District Attorney Stowe of the initial assessment. THP advised that the scene was not consistent with a motor vehicle crash, but rather a staged incident to hide a crime that had been committed. Evidence recovered inside the vehicle indicated a struggle had allegedly taken place between Chad and Kelly Henry. District Attorney Stowe directed that THP’s CID conduct a criminal investigation regarding the event.

Kelly Henry died eight days later at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville from the injuries she had sustained.

On May 19, after a five month investigation conducted by THP-CID, a Decatur County Grand Jury returned an indictment against Chad E. Henry.

Henry is currently being held in the Harrison County Jail in Bridgeport, W.Va. awaiting extradition.

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

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Middle Tennessee Weekly Construction Lane Closure May 21-28, 2015

TN.gov Transportation - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 4:17pm

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.
  • Thursday May 21, 12AM-5AM, There will be lane closures on I-40 in both directions in order to pour a diaphragm.

 

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, Grading, Drainage, and Paving of I-40 West Exit Ramp at Church Street

  • Thursday May 21, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on I-40 in both directions near MM 209 in order to remove portable barrier wall and portable impact attenuators.

 

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

  • Thursday May 21, 9PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 southbound at Old Hickory Blvd (SR 45) in Madison in order to set barrier rail.

 

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

  • Thursday May 21 through Wednesday, May 27, 9AM–3PM (excluding holiday weekend),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, and conduit installation/proving/repairs.
  • Thursday, May 21 through Wednesday, May 27, 8PM–6AM (excluding holiday weekend), There will be a lane closure on I-24 eastbound at the following locations to allow for standing of CCTV poles.
    • Exit 64 Waldron Road
    • MM 66 to MM 67 (near Sam Ridley Pkwy)
    • Exit 80 SR 99/ New Salem Road
    • Exit 84A Joe B Jackson Pkwy

 

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

  • Thursday May 21 through Wednesday May 27, 9AM-3PM (excluding holiday weekend), 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.

 

LEWIS COUNTY, Repair of Roadway Slope on SR 99

  • From now through May 2015, Traffic will be reduced to one lane on SR 99 westbound near Natchez Trace (LM 22-22.5) in order to perform slope work.

 

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

  • Thursday May 21 through Wednesday May 27, 7AM-5PM (excluding holiday weekend), 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 May 21 through Wednesday May 27, 8PM-6AM (excluding holiday weekend),  There will be alternating lane closures on I-65 in both directions, from MM 114 to MM 117, in order to underdrain installation, milling, and paving.

 

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

  • Thursday May 21 through Wednesday May 27, 9AM-3PM (excluding holiday weekend), There will be a shoulder closure on I-65 southbound from MM 97 to MM 99 and northbound from MM 97 to MM 102 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 May 21, 11PM-6AM, and Wednesday May 27, 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. NOTE: Broadmor Blvd is closed to through traffic until further notice, as utility work continues.

 

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

  • Thursday May 21 through Wednesday May 27, 8PM-6AM (excluding holiday weekend), There will be alternating lane closures on I-24 in both directions, from MM 75 to MM 79, in order to mill and pave the roadway. At least one lane will remain open in each direction.
  • Thursday May 21 through Wednesday May 27, 8PM-6AM (excluding holiday weekend), There will be lane closures on Medical center Parkway at the I-24 interchange in order to remove and replace handicap ramps. 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 May 21 through Wednesday May 27, 9AM-3PM (excluding holiday weekend),  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 used.

 

SUMNER COUNTY, Installation of Signals on US 31E (SR 6) at SR 25

  • From now through June 2015, SR 25 (Red River Road) southbound will be closed from Blythe Avenue to US 31E (SR 6) in Gallatin for construction of new turn lane and installation of storm drains. Detours are in place.

 

SUMNER COUNTY, Extension of Concrete Box Bridge on SR 109

  • From now through June 2015, Traffic will be reduced from two (2) lanes to one (1) lane on SR 109 northbound (S Broadway) at Jackson Road in Portland for concrete box bridge work. One lane will remain open. Message boards are in place.

 

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

  • Thursday May 21 through Wednesday May 27, 9AM-3PM (excluding holiday weekend), Traffic will be flagged during construction operations as needed.

 

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

  • Thursday May 21 through Wednesday May 27, 9AM-3PM (excluding holiday weekend), There will be a shoulder closure on SR 840 from MM 30 to MM 34 for trenching and conduit installation.

 

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

  • Thursday May 21 through Wednesday May 27, 9AM-3PM, (excluding holiday weekend), 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 May 21 through Wednesday May 27, 8PM-5AM, (excluding holiday weekend), 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 May 21 through Wednesday May 27, 9AM-3PM (excluding holiday weekend), 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 May 21 through Wednesday May 27, 9AM-3PM (excluding holiday weekend), 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 May 21 through Wednesday May 27, 8PM-5AM (excluding holiday weekend), There will be mobile operations in various locations for sweeping operations. This will affect the shoulders or inside and outside lanes.
  • Tuesday, May 26, through Friday, May 29, 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.
  • Thursday May 21 through Wednesday May 27, 8PM–6AM (excluding holiday weekend), There will be possible lane closures on all interstates in middle Tennessee to repair guardrail on an as-needed basis.

 

TDOT Region 3 Survey

Davidson County

  • Wednesday May 27, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating shoulder closures on the I-440 eastbound exit ramp to I-24 East for survey work. All lanes of traffic will remain open.

 

TDOT Region 3 Utilities

Davidson County

  • Wednesday May 27 through Friday May 29, 9AM-3PM, There will be a lane closure on SR-6 (Gallatin Road) westbound at the bridge over Mansker Creek in order for Piedmont Gas to install two-part coating to pipeline, replace support hangers, and install new dielectric shields around hangers.

 

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

Road Construction Won’t Delay Memorial Day Travelers

TN.gov Transportation - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 9:49am

NASHVILLE – Road construction won’t slow motorists down as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 22 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state this Memorial Day weekend.

“Over 600-thousand drivers are predicted to travel on Tennessee’s roadways this Memorial Day weekend,” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said. “Suspending construction-related lane closures during this busy time will reduce congestion and delays on our major highways and help travelers reach their destinations safely.”

Motorists may still encounter some lane closures or restrictions while traveling through long term construction projects.  Drivers should be aware that reduced speed limits will be in effect in work zones. Drivers convicted of speeding through work zones where workers are present face a fine of up to $500, plus court fees and possible increased insurance premiums. 

“Memorial Day marks the unofficial kick-off to the summer driving season, and this year there will be an increased number of drivers on Tennessee’s roadways,” added Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole. “To help make our roadways safer, law enforcement agencies throughout the state will join together during the Click It or Ticket campaign to crack down on those individuals not wearing their seat belt.”

AAA estimates 37.2 million people will travel more than 50 miles this Memorial Day holiday, a 4.7% increase over last year’s numbers.  This marks the highest travel volume for the holiday in 10 years and includes a 5.3% increase in car travel over last Memorial Day.  In Tennessee, AAA predicts that 668,866 will travel by automobile and 55,177 by air.

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest traffic information 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 Conduct "No Refusal" Enforcement, Increase Patrols During Memorial Day Holiday

TN.gov Safety - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 3:40pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) today announced plans to increase patrols and utilize the “No Refusal” law and a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes across the state during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period. The 2015 Memorial Day holiday period will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22 and conclude at midnight on Monday, May 25.

The 96-hour holiday period will include “No Refusal” enforcement, which allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers, in each of the eight THP Districts.  The participating “No Refusal” counties include Anderson (Knoxville District), Grundy (Chattanooga District), Rutherford and Wilson (Nashville District), Shelby (Memphis District), Washington (Fall Branch District), Putnam (Cookeville District), Bedford (Lawrenceburg District), and Henry (Jackson District).

“Memorial Day typically signals the start of summer travel. We intend to aggressively enforce impaired driving and seat belt laws this weekend and throughout the summer months,” Colonel Trott said.  “We will utilize all of our resources and partner with local and county law enforcement to give us the best opportunity for a safe Memorial Day weekend on Tennessee roadways,” he added.   

Last year, nine people were killed in vehicular crashes during the 72-hour Memorial Day period. Four of the nine (44%) were not wearing safety restraints and two of the traffic fatalities occurred in an alcohol-related crash.  One motorcycle rider was killed and one all-terrain vehicle rider died during last year’s Memorial Day holiday.

State troopers arrested 162 individuals on suspicion of DUI and ticketed 2,018 motorists for violation of the seat belt law during last year’s Memorial Day holiday. 

“Our primary focus is to reduce the number of traffic fatalities across Tennessee,” Commissioner Bill Gibbons said. “Currently, 40 percent of the state’s traffic fatalities are due to unrestrained seat belt usage.  We hope seat belt enforcement will help positively affect driver behavior and increase voluntary seat belt compliance across the state.” Commissioner Gibbons oversees the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, a parent agency to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. 

In 2014, 312 people died in motor vehicle crashes in Tennessee from the Memorial Day holiday period through the end of the Labor Day holiday period.  Of those, 99 vehicular deaths were unrestrained motorists and 93 fatalities were alcohol-related.

The THP will conduct saturation patrols, seat belt and sobriety checkpoints, as well as increased visibility on high-crash corridors throughout the summer to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes across the state.

A list of the locations for the scheduled Memorial Day holiday checkpoints are attached.

The 2014 Memorial Day statistics are attached.  

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 May 14-20, 2015

TN.gov Transportation - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:22pm

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

  • Thursday May 14 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, Grading, Drainage, and Paving of I-40 West Exit Ramp at Church Street

  • Thursday May 14, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on I-40 in both directions near MM 209 in order to install portable barrier wall and portable impact attenuators.
  • Friday May 15, 8PM through Monday May 18, 6AM, There will be a single left lane closure on I-40 westbound near MM 209 in order to work on proposed overhead sign structure footing in median barrier wall.
  • Friday May 15, 8PM through Saturday May 16, 7AM, There will be a double left lane closure on I-40 eastbound near MM 209 in order to excavate for proposed overhead sign structure footing in median barrier wall.
  • Saturday May 16, 7AM through Monday May 18, 5AM, There will be a single left lane closure on I-40 eastbound near MM 209 in order to pour proposed overhead sign structure footing in median barrier wall.
  • Monday May 18 through Thursday May 21, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on I-40 in both directions near MM 209 in order to work on proposed overhead sign structure footing in median barrier wall, and then remove portable barrier wall and portable impact attenuators.

 

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

  • Saturday May 16, 8AM-3PM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 southbound at Dickerson Road to relocate barrier wall.  The ramp from I-65 to Dickerson Road will also be closed to shift traffic and restripe the roadway.

 

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

  • Thursday May 14 through Wednesday, May 20, 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, and conduit installation/proving/repairs.
  • Thursday May 14, 8PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on I-24 in both directions near MM 58 (between Haywood Lane and Bell Road) in order to install portable barrier wall and portable impact attenuators.

 

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

  • Thursday May 14 through Wednesday May 20, 9AM-3PM, (excluding weekend), 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 May 16, 7AM-5PM, There will be a shoulder closure on I-24 in both directions from Briley Pkwy (SR 155) to Old Hickory Blvd (SR 171) to install HOV mainline signage.

 

LEWIS COUNTY, Repair of Roadway Slope on SR 99

  • From now through May 2015, Traffic will be reduced to one lane on SR 99 westbound near Natchez Trace (LM 22-22.5) in order to perform slope work.

 

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

  • Thursday May 14 through Wednesday May 20, 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)

  • Friday May 15, 8PM through Monday May 18, 5AM, I-24 eastbound will closed at MM 8.0 for bridge construction.  Traffic will be detoured utilizing the on- and off-ramps at SR 237 (Rossview Road).

 

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

  • Saturday May 16, 6AM-2PM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-65 northbound, from MM 114 to MM 117, in order to install underdrain.
  • Sunday May 17 through Wednesday May 20, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-65 northbound, between MM 114 to MM 117, for milling and paving operations.

 

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

  • Thursday May 14 through Wednesday May 20, 9AM-3PM, There will be a shoulder closure on I-65 southbound from MM 97 to MM 99 and northbound from MM 97 to MM 102 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 May 14 through Sunday May 17, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 96, Broad Street, and Burton Street for underground utility crossings.
  • Monday May 18 through Wednesday May 20, 11PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on Broad Street, 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 (Old Fort Pkwy) at Market Place

  • Friday May 15, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 96 in both directions in order to work on concrete curbs.  One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

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

  • Thursday May 14 through Wednesday May 20, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-24 in both directions, from MM 75 to MM 79, in order to mill and pave the roadway. At least one lane will remain open in each direction. 

 

SUMNER COUNTY, Extension of Concrete Box Bridge on SR 109

  • From now through June 2015, Traffic will be reduced from two (2) lanes to one (1) lane on SR 109 northbound (S Broadway) at Jackson Road in Portland for concrete box bridge work. One lane will remain open. Message boards are in place.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Construction of Small Drainage Structure on SR 246 (W Main Street) over West Main Branch

  • Friday May 15, 8PM through Monday May 18, 5AM, SR 246 (W Main Street) will be closed near Roberts Street (LM 13.12) in Franklin in order to remove and replace a small drainage structure. Detours will be in place.

 

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

  • Thursday May 14 through Wednesday May 20, 9AM-3PM, Traffic will be flagged during construction operations as needed.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Widening of I-65 from SR 840 to SR 248, Interchange Modifications and Widening on SR 248 from Lewisburg Pike to west of I-65

  • Thursday May 14 through Wednesday May 20, 1 PM, There will be rolling roadblocks on I-65 in both directions between MM 61 and MM 63 for blasting.
  • Thursday May 14 through Wednesday May 20, 9AM-3PM, There will be periodic lane closures on Goose Creek Bypass to prepare for sidewalk placement behind the curb. Flaggers will be utilized.

 

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

  • Thursday May 14 through Wednesday May 20, 9AM-3PM, There will be a shoulder closure on SR 840 from MM 30 to MM 34 for trenching and conduit installation.

 

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

  • Thursday May 14 through Wednesday May 20, 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 May 14 through Wednesday May 20, 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 May 14 through Wednesday May 20, 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 May 14 through Wednesday May 20, 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 May 14 through Wednesday May 20, 8PM-5AM, There will be mobile operations in various locations for sweeping operations. This will affect the shoulders or inside and outside lanes.
  • Thursday May 14 through Wednesday May 20, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-40 eastbound between MM 201 (US 70/Charlotte Pike) and MM 204 (SR 155/Briley Parkway) for milling and paving. One lane will remain open.
  • Thursday May 14 through Wednesday May 20, 9AM-3PM, (excluding weekend), There will be alternating lane closures on SR 6 (Ellington Pkwy) in both directions between MM 11 (Trinity Lane) and MM 13 (Broadmoor Drive) for pavement repair.  One lane will remain open.
  • Thursday May 14 through Thursday May 14, 8PM-5AM, There will be two lanes closed on I-65 northbound between Harding Place and Armory Drive for milling and paving. Two lanes will remain open.

 

TDOT Region 3 Utilities

Davidson County

  • From now through Thursday May 14, 7PM–6AM, There will be a lane closure on SR 24 (Lebanon Pike) northbound near the intersection of SR 255 (Donelson Pike) in order for Piedmont Gas to open-cut into the roadway to bored ¾” gas line.
  • From now through Thursday May 14, 8PM–5AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-65 in both directions at MM 82 under the Chestnut Street overpass bridge in order for Piedmont Gas to install two-part coating system, replace hangers, and install new dielectric shields.
  • Thursday May 14 through Friday May 22, 9AM -3PM, There will be lane closure on SR 45 (Old Hickory Blvd) northbound, from 32nd Street to 30th Street, in the Lakewood community, in order for SBW Constructors to install new storm drain pipe.

 

TDOT Materials & Tests

Hickman-Maury County

  • Thursday May 14, 9AM-3PM, There will be a lane closure on SR 7 (New Hwy 7) at the Hickman-Maury County line for pavement smoothness testing.

 

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

Middle Tennessee Weekly Construction Lane Closure May 7-13, 2015

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 11:03am

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.
  • Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10, 5AM-5PM, There will be rolling roadblocks on I-40 in both directions at MM 190.0 in order to place bridge beams. Operation will occur in 30 minute intervals. Troopers will be utilized. (weather dependent)

 

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

  • Thursday May 7 and Friday May 8, 9PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on the ramp from Vietnam Veterans Blvd (SR 386) to I-65 southbound to allow for the installation of noise wall panels.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, On-Call Concrete Pavement Repair at Various Locations

  • Saturday May 9, 12AM through Monday May 11, 6AM, There will be a lane shift on the I-440 eastbound ramp to Hillsboro Road in order to replace concrete. Two lanes will be closed on I-440 westbound at MM 6.2 (near Nolensville Pike exit) and MM 1.4 (near West End Avenue exit) in order to repair concrete.

 

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

  • Thursday May 7 through Wednesday, May 13, 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, and conduit installation/proving/repairs.
  • Thursday May 7, 8PM- 6AM, There will be a lane closure on I-24 in both directions near MM 65 (between Waldron Road and Sam Ridley Pkwy) in order to remove portable barrier wall and portable impact attenuators.
  • Thursday May 7, 8PM- 6AM, There will be a lane closure on I-24 in both directions near MM 58 (between Haywood Lane and Bell Road) in order to install portable barrier wall and portable impact attenuators.
  • Friday May 8, 8PM through Monday May 11, 5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-24 in both directions near MM 58 (between Haywood Lane and Bell Road) in order to work on overhead sign structure footing in median barrier wall. 
  • Monday May 11 through Tuesday May 12, 8PM- 6AM, There will be a lane closure on I-24 in both directions near MM 58 (between Haywood Lane and Bell Road) in order to work on median barrier wall footing. There will also be a moving lane closure on I-24 in both directions between MM 61.6 (Hickory Hollow Pkwy) and MM 84 (Joe B Jackson Pkwy) AND on SR 99 at the I-24 interchange to allow for the standing of CCTV poles.
  • Wednesday May 13 through Thursday May 14, 8PM- 6AM, There will be a lane closure on I-24 in both directions near MM 58 (between Haywood Lane and Bell Road) in order to remove portable barrier wall and portable impact attenuators.

 

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

  • Thursday May 7 through Wednesday May 13, 9AM-3PM, (excluding weekend), 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 May 9, 7AM-5PM, There will be a shoulder closure on I-24 in both directions from Briley Pkwy (SR 155) to Old Hickory Blvd (SR 171) to install HOV mainline signage.

 

LEWIS COUNTY, Repair of Roadway Slope on SR 99

  • From now through May 2015, Traffic will be reduced to one lane on SR 99 westbound near Natchez Trace (LM 22-22.5) in order to perform slope work.

 

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

  • Thursday May 7 through Wednesday May 13, 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, OGFC Pavement Repair from South of Honey Run Creek to North of Highland Road

  • Thursday May 7 through Friday May 8, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-65 in both directions, between MM 114 and MM 117, for milling operations and full-depth pavement repair.
  • Saturday May 9, 6AM-2PM, There will be one lane closed on I-65 in both directions, from MM 114 to MM 117, in order to install underdrain.
  • Sunday May 10 through Tuesday May 12, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-65 in both directions, between MM 114 to MM 117, for milling operations and full-depth pavement repair.

 

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

  • Thursday May 7 through Wednesday May 13, 9AM-3PM, There will be a shoulder closure on I-65 southbound from MM 97 to MM 99 and northbound from MM 101 to MM 102 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 May 7 through Wednesday May 13, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 96, Broad Street, and Burton Street for underground utility crossings.

 

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

  • Thursday May 7 through Wednesday May 13, 8PM-6AM.  There will be alternating lane closures on I-24 in both directions, from MM 75 to MM 79, in order to mill the roadway. At least one lane will remain open in each direction. 

 

SUMNER COUNTY, Extension of Concrete Box Bridge on SR 109

  • From now through June 2015, Traffic will be reduced from two (2) lanes to one (1) lane on SR 109 northbound (S Broadway) at Jackson Road in Portland for concrete box bridge work. One lane will remain open. Message boards are in place.

 

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

  • Thursday May 7 through Wednesday May 13, 9AM-3PM, Traffic will be flagged during construction operations as needed.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Widening of I-65 from SR 840 to SR 248, Interchange Modifications and Widening on SR 248 from Lewisburg Pike to west of I-65

  • Thursday May 7 through Wednesday May 13, 1 PM, There will be rolling roadblocks on I-65 in both directions between MM 61 and MM 63 for blasting.
  • Thursday May 7 through Wednesday May 13, 9AM-3PM, There will be periodic lane closures on Goose Creek Bypass to prepare for sidewalk placement behind the curb. Flaggers will be utilized.

 

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

  • Thursday May 7 through Wednesday May 13, 9AM-3PM, There will be a shoulder closure on SR 840 from MM 30 to MM 34 for trenching and conduit installation.

 

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

  • Thursday May 7 through Wednesday May 13, 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 May 7 through Wednesday May 13, 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 May 7 through Wednesday May 13, 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 May 7 through Wednesday May 13, 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 May 7 through Wednesday May 13, 8PM-5AM, There will be mobile operations in various locations for sweeping operations. This will affect the shoulders or inside and outside lanes.
  • Thursday May 7 through Wednesday May 13, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-40 eastbound between MM 201 (US 70/Charlotte Pike) and MM 204 (SR 155/Briley Parkway) for milling and paving. One lane will remain open.
  • Thursday May 7 through Wednesday May 13, 9AM-3PM, (excluding weekend), There will be alternating lane closures on SR 6 (Ellington Pkwy) in both directions between MM 11 (Trinity Lane) and MM 13 (Broadmoor Drive) for pavement repair.  One lane will remain open.
  • Thursday May 7, 8PM-5AM, There will be a lane closures on SR 254 (Bell Road) in both directions under I-24 for bridge cleaning.
  • Tuesday May 12 through Thursday May 14, 8PM-5AM, There will be two lanes closed on I-65 northbound between Harding Place and Armory Drive for milling and paving. Two lanes will remain open.
  • Tuesday May 12 and Wednesday May 13, 8PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-40 eastbound at MM 223 (near SR 45/Old Hickory Blvd) for shoulder work. Three lanes will remain open.

 

Rutherford County

  • Saturday May 9, 6AM-9AM, There will be lane closures on I-24 westbound near MM 70 (SR 102/Lee Victory Pkwy/Almaville Road) for asphalt repairs.
  • Saturday May 9, 9AM-12 Noon, There will be lane closures on I-24 eastbound near MM 70 (SR 102/Lee Victory Pkwy/Almaville Road) for asphalt repairs.

 

TDOT Region 3 Utilities

Davidson County

  • Sunday May 10 through Thursday May 14, 7PM–6AM, There will be a lane closure on SR 24 (Lebanon Pike) northbound near the intersection of SR 255 (Donelson Pike) in order for Piedmont Gas to open-cut into the roadway to bored ¾” gas line.
  • Monday May 11 through Tuesday May 12, 7PM–6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 6 (Ellington Pkwy) in both directions at MM 12.6 under the Chickasaw Avenue overpass bridge in order for Piedmont Gas to install two-part coating system, replace hangers, and install new dielectric shields.
  • Wednesday May 13 through Thursday May 14, 8PM–5AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-65 in both directions at MM 82 under the Chestnut Street overpass bridge in order for Piedmont Gas to install two-part coating system, replace hangers, and install new dielectric shields.
  • From now through Monday May 11, 7PM-6AM, There will be a lane closure on SR 431 (21st Ave South) northbound, from Westwood Ave North to Beechwood Ave, in order for Middle Tennessee Infrastructure Co to install 12” water main and one Fire Hydrant Assembly.

 

Miscellaneous Non-TDOT Projects

City of Brentwood / Stansell Electric

  • Thursday May 7 through Tuesday May 12, 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, for trenching and conduit tie-ins.

 

City of Portland

  • Saturday May 9, 10AM-7PM, SR 109 will be closed from SR 52 to 31W at the state line for Strawberry Festival events.  Detours and traffic control will be in place by the City of Portland.

 

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

Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Cinco de Mayo Traffic Safety Enforcement Effort

TN.gov Safety - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:06am

 NASHVILLE –-- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will increase patrols and conduct specialized traffic safety enforcement during the Cinco de Mayo holiday in an effort to reduce serious injury and fatal crashes across the state.  State troopers will observe this year’s Cinco de Mayo holiday period between 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5 through midnight, on Wednesday, May 6.  

Last year, the 96-hour Cinco de Mayo enforcement period resulted in 15 fatal crashes and 16 vehicular deaths across Tennessee. Seven of the 16 traffic fatalities were alcohol-related (43.8%) and seven of the fatalities were unrestrained (43.8%). Five motorcyclists were killed, while one pedestrian died. Three of the traffic fatalities occurred on Cinco de Mayo.   

“THP District Captains will utilize predictive analytics to allocate manpower and target areas where the likelihood of alcohol-related crashes may occur during the Cinco de Mayo holiday,” Colonel Tracy Trott said. “State troopers will also place an emphasis on hazardous moving, seat belt and distracted driving violations to help ensure a safe holiday.”

THP personnel will hold sobriety and seat belt checkpoints and conduct statewide saturation patrols throughout the 48-hour holiday period. 

As of May 1, 266 motorists have been killed on Tennessee roadways this calendar year. That is six fewer traffic fatalities than this same time in 2014.

Some important reminders for those celebrating Cinco de Mayo and any holiday or special occasion include:

·         Plan Ahead. If you plan to drink, arrange a safe way home with a designated driver before the festivities begin.

·         If you’re impaired, call a taxi, use public transportation, or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely.

·         Use the local Sober Ride program.

·         If you see a drunk driver on the road, promptly contact your local law enforcement agency (Dial *THP)

·         Remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. If you or someone you know is about to ride with one that is impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to their destination safely.

A list of all scheduled THP checkpoints can be found online at http://tn.gov/safety/thp/checkpoints.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.

Governor's Highway Safety Office Announces Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

TN.gov Transportation - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 3:22pm

Tennessee – May is designated as national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol joined today to share a unified message: Share the Road.

“As the weather gets warmer, more and more motorcyclists will be on the road,” said Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director Kendell Poole. “It takes everyone working together to stay safe. Motorcyclists take extra precaution with protective gear and being aware of their surroundings. We are asking all other drivers to do their part and take the extra time to look twice.”

According to the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, there were 2,710 known crashes involving a motorcycle in 2014 that resulted in 121 deaths.

“When a car collides with a motorcyclist, it is much different than a crash between two cars,” said Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott. “A motorcyclist has little defense against the tons of steel that will hit them. While traffic fatalities statewide are declining, motorcycle fatalities have continued to rise. Over the last decade, we have seen an approximate twenty-five percent increase.”

Among those speaking at the press event included motorcycle crash survivor Wayne Fielder. In 2008, Wayne was riding his 2005 Harley Davidson “Fatboy” in Lebanon when a car cut in front of him. He hit the bumper and side wheel of the other vehicle and was thrown several feet upon impact. “I am living proof of the consequences that can occur when drivers don’t take the extra second to look twice. There are countless others that don’t survive a crash like mine. If I can communicate one thing today, it’s please share the road.” Wayne suffered extensive nerve damage and injury required him to have below the knee amputation.

Dr. Brad Dennis, Director of Trauma Outreach and Education at Vanderbilt Medical Center, attended the event to discuss his experiences in the critical care unit. “The biggest threat to motorcyclists today is other drivers.  I encourage all drivers to be aware of those around them on roadways, especially motorcyclists.  The most important thing motorcyclists can do to protect themselves is to wear the appropriate gear.  Without a doubt, the most essential piece of protection is a full-face helmet.  There is overwhelming research that demonstrates that helmet-use is the best chance for survival in motorcycle crashes.”

There are additional steps that even a seasoned motorcycle rider can take to become more experienced. “The Tennessee Motorcycle Rider Education Program (MREP) can teach everyone to ride a motorcycle safely.  It also teaches experienced riders to ride safer.  We have a learn-to-ride program that fits everyone, from people who have never ridden a motorcycle to people who are experienced,” said MREP Instructor T. J. Tennent.

For more information about motorcycle safety, please visit the Governor’s Highway Safety Office website at www.tntrafficsafety.org.

 

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