Tennessee Highway Patrol Announce Labor Day Enforcement

TN.gov Safety - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 9:14am

NASHVILLE--- The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a “No Refusal” enforcement campaign during this year’s Labor Day holiday period. This special enforcement effort will begin at midnight on Friday, August 29 and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Monday September 1.

The “No Refusal” legislation allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.

“Law enforcement officials have another tool to utilize to deter impaired driving and reduce fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways by conducting ‘No Refusal’ enforcements,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. “We have chosen to implement this enforcement in each of the eight highway patrol districts, and with the help of various local law enforcement agencies across the state. The ultimate goal is remove drunk drivers from our roadways and to save lives,” he added.

State troopers will conduct “No Refusal” enforcement in the following counties: Union (Knoxville District); Hamilton and Marion (Chattanooga District); Montgomery (Nashville District); Shelby (Memphis District); Hawkins (Fall Branch District); Smith (Cookeville); Maury (Lawrenceburg); and Hardin County (Jackson District). 

In addition to “No Refusal” enforcement, highway patrol personnel will also conduct driver’s license, sobriety and seat belt checkpoints, as well as saturation patrols and bar and tavern checks.

“Our district captains have created enforcement plans specific to their regions. So, there will be a variety of specialized enforcement during Labor Day, including distracted driving, commercial vehicle safety, and Move Over enforcement, for example. However, the priority is always on impaired driving and seat belt enforcement,” Trott said.

During the 2013 Labor Day holiday, 16 people were killed in 15 fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways. That’s up from the 13 vehicular fatalities in 2012.  Last year, alcohol was involved in six (38%) of the fatal incidents, and six of the ten (60%) vehicle occupants killed were not wearing safety restraints. Four motorcyclists, one all-terrain vehicle rider and one pedestrian were also killed. 

Preliminary figures indicate there have been 3,981 crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers in Tennessee from January 1 through August 15, 2014. That is 339 fewer (7.8% decrease) than the 4,320 crashes during those same dates in 2013.

Seat belt usage is another contributing factor in crashes across the state.  To date this year, 50 percent of vehicle occupants killed in crashes were not wearing safety restraints.

Colonel Trott also noted the number of DUI arrests made by State Troopers in 2014. Troopers have arrested 5,310 individuals for impaired driving from January 1 through August 15, 2014. In 2013, the number of arrests made during that time was 3,973. That’s a 34 percent increase during the same dates.

A list of the scheduled “No Refusal” and Labor Day enforcement checkpoints are attached.  A 2013 Labor Day holiday statistical sheet also accompanies this release.

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 Commisisoner Schroer Announces Air Quality Grants

TN.gov Transportation - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:23pm

CMAQ Grants Will Fund Diverse Group of Projects that Reduce Congestion and Improve Air Quality

Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of over $27 million in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) grants in 11 communities across the state. The 31 grants will fund a wide range of transportation projects designed to reduce congestion and improve air quality.

Funded projects include expansions of the TDOT HELP truck program statewide, improvements in traffic signal timing, cleaner transit buses and alternative fuel vehicles purchases, and protected bicycle lanes in Chattanooga. The grants also include a multimodal river port in Clarksville, and expanded transit service in several areas. Another project will include the addition of a bicycle-pedestrian trail on the Harahan Bridge in downtown Memphis.

“These projects are helping our transportation network operate more efficiently, while also providing better transportation options for our citizens,” Commissioner Schroer said. “The result will be better air quality and reduced congestion, which improves the quality of life for Tennesseans and creates more livable communities all over the state.”

The CMAQ Program funds transportation projects that reduce air emissions from on-road sources (cars, trucks, buses) and non-road sources (locomotives, barges, road construction equipment), as well as projects that reduce traffic congestion. CMAQ projects are limited to nonattainment or maintenance counties where air quality fails to attain national health standards.  For most CMAQ projects, TDOT will provide 80 percent of the project funding, with the remaining 20 percent provided by the local project sponsor.

“From better traffic signal coordination in Gatlinburg to expanded park and ride options for several Memphis communities, many of these projects will offer great benefits to travelers across the state,” said Deputy Commissioner Toks Omishakin, Chief of TDOT’s Environment and Planning Bureau. “Through this program, we are also making great strides in our efforts to reduce emissions and improve air quality.”

For a list of CMAQ grant recipients and detailed information on each project, please visit http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/news/2014/cmaq/.

 

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Parts of East and Middle Tennessee Construction

TN.gov Transportation - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:42am

AUGUST 21 – AUGUST 27, 2014

BRADLEY COUNTY, I-75 construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee Beam Bridge, including grading, drainage and paving at the Exit 20 interchange (U.S. 64 Bypass East, U.S. 74 East, SR-311, APD-40) (LM 4.86) in Cleveland:  Work continues on this project.  Traffic has been shifted to the new temporary alignment at the I-75 southbound exit ramp and onto the first phase of the new bridge over I-75.  During this report period, the contractor will continue nighttime demolition operations on the original bridge over I-75.  These will begin after 9:30PM and end by 6AM.  When necessary, they will detour traffic using the ramps while spans over the interstate are lifted with a crane.  They will continue this work during the allowed nighttime hours until the old superstructure has been entirely removed.  Additionally, the contractor will be working on clearing and drainage and doing bridge work during this report period.  Any work requiring interstate lane closures is limited to Sunday through Thursday nights between 7PM - 6AM.  Signs will be posted and flaggers will assist with traffic control if needed.  THP will assist with traffic control as necessary during interstate lane closures.  Estimated project completion date is November 2015.

BRADLEY COUNTY, Benton Pike, Durkee Road, and Michigan Avenue, grading, drainage, and paving on a State Industrial Access route serving the Whirlpool Corporation:  The contractor continues work on this project at the Whirlpool Corporation plant.  There will be intermittent lane closures on U.S. 64 during this report period.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion date is October 2014. 

BRADLEY COUNTY, U.S. 11 (SR-2) installation of traffic signals at the intersection of SR-308 (LM 19.41), including grading, drainage, and paving:   Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed. Estimated project completion date is August 2014. 

CANNON / WARREN COUNTY, U.S. 70S (SR-1) paving from near SR-281 in Cannon County to Spring Valley Road in McMinnville, Warren County:  Work continues on this project.  Paving operations will be ongoing for the next several months (including weekends).  Stop signs and advanced warning signs have been added on all side roads and county roads while milling and paving operations continue on the mainline.  Message boards have been placed on both ends of the project to alert motorists of extensive truck traffic.  All motorists should use extreme caution and be alert to construction equipment and vehicles on the project.  Flaggers may be present on side roads.  No interruption of traffic is expected.  Estimated project completion date is September 2014.  

COFFEE COUNTY, I-24 grading, drainage and paving at the eastbound and westbound weigh stations from MM 117-115.5:  The contractor will have shoulder closures on I-24 East and West to perform work at the weigh stations.  No interstate lane closures are scheduled during this report period.  Lane closures on I-24 will only be allowed nightly from 6PM – 6AM.  THP will assist with traffic control as necessary during interstate lane closures and one lane will remain open at all times.  Estimated project completion date is November 2014. 

COFFEE COUNTY, SR-55 repair of bridge over SW Atlantic St., CSX Railroad, and SE Atlantic St. (LM 2.64):  Work on this project is underway.  Temporary striping and barrier rail have been installed, and the bridge currently is down to only one 11’ lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of the project.  Estimated project completion is December 2014. 

COFFEE and FRANKLIN COUNTIES, miscellaneous safety improvements on various state and local routes:  During this report period, the contractor will have lane closures on SR-15 in both directions from LM 23.70 to 28.30 to install guardrail.  At least one travel lane will remain open to traffic at all times.  Flaggers will assist with traffic if necessary.  Estimated completion date is August 2014. 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, SR-462 new construction from U.S. 70 (SR-1) to U.S. 70N (SR-1), including grading, drainage and paving:  Construction work on this project is complete and final inspection has been performed.  The contractor will be addressing punchlist items during this report period.  Estimated project completion date is August 2014. 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, U.S. 127 (SR-28) bridge repair over Obed River (LM 17.50):  Construction signs, arrowboards and barrels have been installed to reduce traffic from two lanes to one lane on both the northbound and southbound bridges.  Traffic on each bridge has been switched to the opposite lane to allow construction activities to continue.  The contractor will be paving the approaches to each bridge which will require temporary lane closures with flagging.  Estimated project completion date is November 2014. 

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, SR-298 (Genesis Rd.) construction of a concrete Bulb-Tee Beam Bridge over I-40 (MM 320) in Crossville, including grading, drainage, and paving (LM 2.23):  Construction signs and portable barrier rail have been installed on this project.  The speed limit for I-40 has been reduced from 70 mph to 60 mph for the duration of construction.  Scheduled work includes grade work and substructure activities for the new bridge. There will be no lane closures for I-40 or SR 298 during this reporting period.  Estimated project completion date is November 2015. 

DeKALB COUNTY, SR-26 (U.S. 70) construction of a welded steel plate girder bridge and three retaining walls over the Caney Fork River and Sligo Road (LM 24.58):  This bridge replacement project is underway.  During construction, the current bridge over the river will remain open to traffic until the new structure is constructed and able to carry traffic.  The contractor may have short lane closures to perform various operations on an as-needed basis.  Flaggers will be on site to assist with traffic control.  Estimated project completion date is June 2016. 

DeKALB, PUTNAM, WARREN COUNTIES, Miscellaneous safety improvements on Austin Bottom Road/Cookeville Boatdock Road/Baxter Road from Austin Lake Road/Sunny Point Road in DeKalb County to I-40 in Putnam County; miscellaneous safety improvements at the intersection of Old Smithville Road and Pike Hill Road (LM 0.36):  The contractor may have short lane closures to perform various operations on an as-needed basis.  Flaggers and THP will be on site to help with traffic control as necessary.  Estimated project completion date is August 2014. 

HAMILTON COUNTY, U.S. 27 (SR-29) reconstruction project from Manufacturers Road (Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River) to U.S. 127 (SR-8, Signal Mountain Road/Boulevard):  Weather permitting, the contractor may have lane closures throughout the project area on weeknights to perform road work.  They will also be working on retaining walls and bridges throughout the project area.  During nighttime work, at least one lane will remain open in each direction.  On the evening of Thursday, August 21, 2014 between the hours of 7PM and 6AM, the contractor will conduct a deck pour on the ramp bridge over Dayton Blvd.  During this work, this portion of Dayton Blvd. will be totally closed to traffic for the safety of the traveling public.  Drivers traveling in this direction will be detoured to U.S. 27 South then onto Manufacturers Rd. and Cherokee Blvd.  Drivers traveling on Dayton Blvd. toward Red Bank/Signal Mtn. Rd. from downtown will be detoured to Cherokee Blvd., Manufacturers Rd., Hamm Rd., Pineville Rd. and Signal Mtn. Rd. to Dayton Blvd.  This work is weather permitting.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent this work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible.  THP will assist with traffic control on the project as necessary.  Estimated project completion date is February 2015. 

HAMILTON COUNTY, construction of a State Industrial Access route serving Volkswagen Group of America, including grading, drainage and paving:  Work on this project continues.  The contractor is in the process of working on road and drainage, along with environmental measures.  Traffic will not be impacted at this time so no lane closures are needed.  Estimated project completion date is September 2014. 

JACKSON COUNTY, SR-85 construction of small drainage structure at LM 11.27:  Work continues on this project.  SR-85 is closed at this site, and a detour is in place.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as necessary.  Estimated project completion date is August 2014. 

Marion and Hamilton counties, I-24 resurfacing project from the end of Tennessee River Bridge at Nickajack Lake in Marion County near mile marker 161 extending through Hamilton County to the Georgia State Line near mile marker 167, including bridge deck repair:  Work continues on this project.  During this report period, the contractor will be performing nighttime paving operations on both sides of the interstate throughout the project area.  Paving operations requiring interstate lane closures are limited to Sunday through Thursday nights between 9PM – 6AM EDT.  THP will assist with traffic control as necessary during interstate lane closures.  Estimated project completion date is September 2014. 

Marion County, u.s. 41 (U.S. 64, U.S. 72, SR-2) replacement of the truss bridge over the Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake (LM 21.14) with a multi-span steel plate girder bridge:  The truss bridge is now closed to all through traffic until the new adjacent bridge currently under construction is completed.  A detour route that adds an additional 1.5 miles to the current route is posted.  Estimated date to have the bridge open to traffic is late summer 2014, with the final completion of the project by the end of the year. 

McMINN COUNTY, SR-30 widening project, including grading, drainage, paving, construction of a concrete box beam bridge and retaining wall from County Road 609 to the 4-lane section in Etowah:  Work continues on this project.  Traffic has been shifted onto the new traffic lanes from County Road 623 to west of County Road 561.  With this latest traffic shift, all traffic is now traveling on the newly-constructed traffic lanes from County Road 609 to the four lanes west of County Road 561.  Drivers are urged to use caution and pay attention to construction signs in this area.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion is November 2014. 

McMINN and RHEA COUNTIES, SR-30 resurfacing (microsurfacing) from Duckett Hollow Rd. (LM 1.75) to west of Milton Rd. (LM 6.36); U.S. 27 (SR-29) resurfacing (microsurfacing) from south of Boofer Lane (LM 14.60) to Old SR-29 (LM 19.80):  Work is underway on this project.  Bridge repair work has begun on the bridge over Clear Creek in Rhea County prior to the beginning of resurfacing work, which requires a lane closure on the bridge.  During this project, there will be intermittent lane closures in both directions as the contractor performs milling and paving operations.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion is September 2014.

MEIGS COUNTY, SR-30 relocation beginning east of the Tennessee River to west of SR-58:  Work on this project is substantially complete.  There will be few, if any, traffic disruptions from here on out until punchlist work is complete.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion is August 2014. 

MEIGS and RHEA COUNTIES, SR-60 bridge repair over Tennessee River (LM 3.10):  Temporary barrier wall and attenuators will be set up during this report period.  Once this is done, the bridge will be down to only one lane of traffic as repair work is performed on the bridge.  Traffic will be maintained and controlled by a temporary signal for the safety of the traveling public.  Estimated project completion is October 2014. 

POLK COUNTY, U.S. 64 (SR-40) resurfacing from east of Main St. (LM 26) to the North Carolina State Line (LM 30.02):  Work continues on this project.  During this work, there will be intermittent lane closures in both directions on U.S. 64.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Drivers are urged to use caution and pay attention to construction signs in this area.  Estimated project completion is August 2014.

Putnam County, I-40 resurfacing project from east of SR-56 (Exit 280) to near east of SR-136 (MM 287, LM 19.65), including bridge expansion joint repair:  Work continues on this project.  This is a nighttime paving operation and work will occur on both sides of the interstate.  Milling and/or paving operations requiring lane closures will be limited to Sunday through Thursday nights between 8PM – 6AM.  The only exception to this time restriction will be for bridge expansion joint repairs, which are not scheduled at this time.  One lane will remain open to traffic at all times during paving operations.  THP will assist with traffic control as necessary during interstate lane closures.  Estimated project completion is August 2014. 

Putnam County, SR-111 resurfacing project from north of East 10th Street (LM 7.54) to south of Main Street (LM 10.31):  Work continues on this project.  The contractor may have short lane closures to perform various operations on an as-needed basis.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as needed.  Estimated project completion is September 2014. 

Putnam and WHITE CountIES, resurfacing of SR-135 from Falling Water River Bridge (LM 0.08) to south of Winston Dr. (LM 7.74); resurfacing of SR-136 from U.S. 70 (SR-26/LM 11.43) to the bridge over SR-111 (LM 19.85); resurfacing of SR-135 from SR-136 (LM 5.81) to the Falling Water River Bridge (LM 19.85):  The contractor may have short lane closures to perform various operations on an as needed basis.  Flaggers will be on site to help with traffic control.  Estimated project completion is September 2014. 

RHEA COUNTY, SR 68 Resurfacing (thin mix overlay) from west of Gilliam Road (L.M. 6.83) to the bridge over U.S. 27 (SR 29) and CNO & TP Railroad (L.M. 8.30):  Contractor activities include installation of construction signs, cold planing, and bridge deck repair.  Traffic will be controlled by construction signs and flaggers.  Estimated project completion date is September 2014. 

VAN BUREN COUNTY, SR-111 grading, drainage, and paving from south of Manus Road to south of SR-285 near Double Bridge Road:  Work continues on this project.  Utilities are currently being installed while work is progressing on pipe replacements and extensions at various locations.  Grading and blasting operations are underway.  Motorists should expect delays.  Flaggers will be present during progression of work.  Motorists should use caution and be alert to construction equipment and vehicles within the work zone. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 MPH and is being enforced.  Estimated project completion date is November 2015. 

WHITE COUNTY, SR-111 resurfacing from north of SR-135 (LM 13.52) to north of SR-136 (LM 17.43):  The contractor may have short term lane closures to perform various operations on an as-needed basis.  Flaggers will assist with traffic control as necessary.  Project completion date is August 2014. 

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.

For more information on these or any other TDOT road construction project or to view travel conditions in this area visit the TDOT SmartWay website at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway. You can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone to access up to date traffic conditions, or visit www.TN511.com

TDOT is also now on Twitter.  For up to date traffic tweets for the Chattanooga area and portions of East and Middle Tennessee follow Chattanooga511 on Twitter.  For statewide traffic tweets just follow TN511

Android and iPhone users can download TDOT’s SmartWay Mobile App to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways.  The app provides up-to-the-minute customized traffic information and enables the user to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.  The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android.  Other smartphone users can use the TDOT SmartWay Mobile website at http://m.tdot.tn.gov/SmartWay/ to access TDOT’s SmartWay traffic information.

Motorists are reminded to use all motorist information tools responsibly.  Drivers should refrain from texting, tweeting or using a mobile phone while operating a vehicle.  TDOT advises drivers to “Know before you go!” by checking traffic conditions before leaving for your destination.

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East Tennessee Construction Report for August 21-27, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:02pm

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129/ SR 115 between Louisville Road and Payne Avenue: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary daytime lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this area as crews install longitudinal cable barrier in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 33 between SR 115 and Court Street: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 33 South between Williams Mill Road and Martin Mill Pike: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform vegetation removal through this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 between SR 335 and Loudon County Line: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures at various times through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 162 West near Cusick Road: SR 162 is reduced to one lane near Cusick Road as crews perform work on this SIA project.  This lane reduction will remain in effect through November 2014. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North and South near Mile Marker 143:  Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews set portable barrier rails through this project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Mile Markers 134 and 147:  Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning for resurfacing. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, SR 9 at Ridge Road: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews install a turn lane in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

CARTER COUNTY, SR 362 Gap Creek Road between SR 361 and SR 67: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrow lanes, temporary traffic diversions and possible lane closures at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 25E/SR 32 Bridge over the French Broad River:  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this bridge construction project near the Cocke and Jefferson County line. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 411/SR 35 at US 25W:  Motorists should be alert for a new traffic patterns and lane shifts through this project.  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this construction project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE COUNTY, SR 340 between SR 9 and Old SR 35: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

GRAINGER COUNTY, US 11W/SR 1 between Water Street and US 25E: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures at various locations through this resurfacing and bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 35 between Bright Hope Road and SR 70: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 351 between SR 350 and SR 70: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 340 between the Cocke County Line and SR 349: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 340 at Bewley’s Bridge near Log Mile 0.5: Motorists should be alert for alternating lane closures in place, workers present and use extreme caution through this bridge repair project.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 351 Bridge over Camp Creek at Log Mile 8.1: SR 351 near Log Mile 8.1 is reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews perform bridge repairs. Due to the reduced bridge width, loads in excess of nine (9) feet in width must use an alternate route. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions, be prepared to stop and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, US 11E/SR 34 between SR 348 and SR 70: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning on Sunday through Thursday through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, Ball Road between Norton Road and Old Stage Road: Ball Road is reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews perform work on this SIA project.  This one lane condition is estimated to be in effect through August 2014. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 32/US 25E near I-81 Interchange: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project.  Motorists should be alert for new and changing conditions, workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 32/US 25E near College Park Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times and changing conditions through this project. 

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 113 between SR 32 and SR 160: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 160 at Merchants Greene: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts near this intersection as crews perform work through this bridge construction project.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

HANCOCK COUNTY, SR 70/SR 33 Interchange: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures at various times during daylight hours through this bridge construction project.  Motorists should be alert for reduced speeds and use extreme caution in this area.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 1 between Carter’s Valley Road and Tipton Avenue: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 66 between SR 34 and Berry Road: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 70 between Greene County Line and Timber Ridge Road: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this guardrail upgrade and resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 346 between Log Miles 2.5 and 6: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this utility project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-40 East and West Bridge over the French Broad River near Mile Marker 425: I-40 East and West across the bridge over Douglas Lake near Mile Marker 425 is reduced to one lane in each direction as crews continue this bridge rehabilitation project.  These lane reductions will be in place around the clock for approximately two years.  Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and narrowed lanes in this area.  Traffic loads in excess of 12 feet in width will be prohibited and must follow a detour route.  The wide load detour will be US 25/SR 9 between Exits 424 and 432. Motorists should expect potential delays in this area during peak travel times.  Local traffic should consider using US 25/SR 9 as an alternate route during peak travel periods.  I-81 and I-26 may be used as an alternate route for I-40 “thru traffic” to by-pass this project during peak travel periods. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/I40fbr/default.htm

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-40 East near Mile Marker 424: On Tuesday, August 26, 2014; Thursday, August 28, 2014 and Tuesday, September 2, 2014, I-40 East will be closed at Mile Marker 424 between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform bridge deck work on the bridge over the French Broad River.  During these times, I-40 Eastbound traffic will be diverted off at Exit 424 (SR 113) and detoured onto US 25 back to I-40 at Exit 432.  Motorists should expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 25W Bridge over the French Broad River and SR 113 Ramps at I-40: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flag personnel directing traffic at various times through this area as crews receive materials associated with the adjacent I-40 bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East near Mile Marker 396: On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, motorists should be alert for a lane closure in this area between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews install an overhead sign structure in this area.  Motorists should be alert for a temporary rolling roadblock to begin near Mile Marker 392 as crews swing the sign structure in position.  Motorists should be alert for stopped or slowed traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area. This work will be scheduled for the following night in case of cancellation due to weather.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West near Mile Marker 399: On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, motorists should be alert for a lane closure in this area between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews install an overhead sign structure in this area.  Motorists should be alert for a temporary rolling roadblock to begin near Mile Marker 403 as crews swing the sign structure in position.  Motorists should be alert for stopped or slowed traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area. This work will be scheduled for the following night in case of cancellation due to weather.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 379: On Thursday, August 28, 2014, motorists should be alert for a lane closure in this area between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews install an overhead sign structure in this area.  Motorists should be alert for a temporary rolling roadblock on I-40 West to begin near Mile Marker 383 as crews swing the sign structure in position.  Motorists should be alert for stopped or slowed traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-640 East and West between I-40 and Broadway (Exit 6): Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West between I-140 (Exit 376) and Lovell Road (Exit 374): Motorists should be alert for lane closures, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this ramp extension project.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East Weigh Station Ramp Improvement Project: Motorists should be alert for traffic shifts, workers present, slow traffic, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 62 (Oak Ridge Hwy. /Western Ave.) between Schaad Road and Copper Kettle Road: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures at various times throughout this widening project.  Motorists traveling in this area should be alert for workers and equipment present and be alert for changing traffic conditions, detours, traffic shifts and use caution through this area. Woodsmith Road at SR 62 is closed to thru traffic for construction. The following roads are currently closed to thru traffic for construction: Shortt Road at Western Avenue; South Hinton Road between Western Avenue and Third Creek Road; Jimmy Carter Road at Western Avenue and Beaver Ridge Road at Western Avenue.  A short section of Ball Camp Pike between Western Avenue and Goldenrod Street is also closed for construction.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and follow signed detour routes. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/SR62/updates.shtml

KNOX COUNTY, SR 9/US 25 Clinton Highway between Jenso Road and Anderson County Line: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 33 Maynardville Highway between Temple Acres Drive and the Union County Line:  Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic and use caution in this area.  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times as work continues through this widening project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, traffic shifts and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 131 Emory Road between Gill Road and Clinton Highway: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this widening project for bridge construction, utility and equipment crossings.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, Ebenezer Road at North Westland Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily through this intersection improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Monroe County Line and the Tennessee River: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, I-75 North near Mile Marker 80: On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, motorists should be alert for a lane closure in this area between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews install an overhead sign structure in this area.  Motorists should be alert for a temporary rolling roadblock to begin near Mile Marker 76 as crews swing the sign structure in position.  Motorists should be alert for stopped or slowed traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area.  This work will be scheduled for the following night in case of cancellation due to weather.

LOUDON COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 between SR 2 and City Park Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, workers present, construction equipment and use extreme caution through this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, US 70 between US 11/SR 2 and the Roane County Line:  Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

MORGAN COUNTY, SR 298 near Log Mile 6 Bridge over Clear Creek: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures in this area as crews complete bridge repairs.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions, slowed or stopped traffic and use extreme caution in this area.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Exit 347:. On Sunday, August 24, 2014 through Thursday, August 28, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 p.m. the following morning as crews complete final items through this bridge repair project.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 East near Mile Marker 360: On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, motorists should be alert for a lane closure in this area between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning as crews install an overhead sign structure in this area.  Motorists should be alert for a temporary rolling roadblock to begin near Mile Marker 356 as crews swing the sign structure in position.  Motorists should be alert for stopped or slowed traffic, expect delays and use extreme caution through this area.  This work will be scheduled for the following night in case of cancellation due to weather.

SCOTT COUNTY, SR 63 between Rock Branch Loop (LM 2.58) and the Campbell County Line (LM 13.6): Motorists should be alert for lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

SCOTT COUNTY, SR 456 between Log Mile 8 and Log Mile 10: Motorists should be alert for lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

SEVIER COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 407: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary nightly lane closures in both directions between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews shift traffic in this area for overhead bridge work. Motorist should be alert for lane shifts and changed conditions in this area. Motorists should expect potential delays, use extreme caution and be alert for possible slowed traffic approaching this area. 

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 over I-40 at Exit 407: Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures through this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 in Sevierville SR 139 (Douglas Dam Rd.) and SR 338 W (Boyd’s Creek Hwy):  Motorists should be alert for short duration traffic stops in both directions which may occur daily Monday through Friday through this project for utility crossings. Motorists should expect potential delays traveling through this area.  For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/highway66/

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 339 between Forest Hills Drive and the Cocke County Line: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US 11E/SR 34 at US 19E/SR 37: A temporary detour of SR 37/US19E is in place at the intersection of SR 34/US 11E. Traffic signals have been installed and are operational at the intersection of SR34/37 and SR37/44. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and follow signed detours. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this bridge construction and intersection reconstruction project.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 126 between West Center Street and Clinchfield Street: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures in this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform utility work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 75 at SR 357: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures and use extreme caution through this signalization project.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 36 between Fort Henry Drive and Wilcox Drive: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform milling and resurfacing.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US11W at various locations in Kingsport: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures in this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. as crews perform utility work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US11 between Island Road and Pinnacle Parkway: Motorists should be alert for new traffic conditions on US 11W/ State Route 1 at the intersection of Pinnacle Parkway.  The newly installed traffic signal has been activated to normal operation mode.  Motorists should continue to be alert for workers present in this area.  Motorists should use caution and expect an increase of daily traffic volumes in this area near new retail and commercial developments in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 34 between SR 44 and Bristol City Limits: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures and lane shifts through this project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

UNICOI COUNTY, SR 107 between Log Miles 5.45 and 8.74: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours as crews perform guardrail work through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

UNICOI COUNTY, SR 107 at Main Street:  Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures, use extreme caution and be alert for construction personnel and equipment entering and exiting this construction project.

UNICOI COUNTY, SR 352 between Log Miles 0.00 and 4.16: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours as crews perform guardrail work through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

UNION COUNTY, Existing SR 33 Bridge over Clinch River (Norris Lake) Weight Restrictions:  The existing State Route 33 Bridge over Norris Lake is posted with weight limit restrictions and is being strictly enforced.  Weight restrictions are: 5 axle vehicles are 35 tons; 3 or 4 axle vehicle is 22 tons; 2 axle vehicles are 20 tons.  VEHICLES WEIGHING IN EXCESS OF THE RESTRICTED WEIGHTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO CROSS THE BRIDGE AND MUST FOLLOW A DETOUR ROUTE. Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flaggers directing traffic at various times and use extreme caution approaching the bridge.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 81 at SR 353: Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution through this intersection improvement project.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-26 East and West at SR 75 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project: On Wednesday, August 26, 2014 through Thursday, August 28, 2014, motorists should be alert for rolling roadblocks and lane closures approaching this area between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews set overhead bridge beams.  Motorists should be alert for sudden stops, slowed traffic and use extreme caution in this area.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, shoulder closures with portable concrete barrier rail through this interchange modification project.  Motorists should use extreme caution and expect potential delays when traveling through this area.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 75 between SR 36 and SR 357: Motorists should be alert for a possible lane closure on the northbound side as crews perform grade work on the slope adjacent to the roadway. Motorists should be alert for workers present and expect potential delays in this area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, possible lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project.  Orchard Avenue is closed.  Traffic is still shifted at Spurgeon Island Road.  Traffic will also be shifted from Boone Avenue to Boring Chapel Road.  From Boone Avenue to near Hammitt Road will be split traffic separated by a barrier wall.  Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily through this project for utility and equipment crossings.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

For information on statewide interstate construction motorists can access the Tennessee Department of Transportation SmartWay website at http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/tdotsmartway/

TDOT is now on Twitter.  For up to the minute traffic information in Knoxville and the Tri-Cities follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/knoxville511. For statewide travel information follow www.twitter.com/TN511

TDOT now has SmartWay App for iPhone and Android . The app allows users to receive customized traffic information, including alerts and favorite camera views.
 

Middle Tennessee Weekly Construction Lane Closure August 21-27, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:53pm

BEDFORD COUNTY, Reconstruction of US 231 (SR 10)

  • From now through Saturday October 11, 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 I-65 over CSX Railroad, Rivergate Pkwy, Long Hollow Pike, E Cedar Street, & Mansker Creek

  • Thursday August 21 and Sunday August 24 through Wednesday August 27, 8PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on I-65 southbound, between MM 96 and MM 99, at the Mansker Creek, E Cedar Street, and Long Hollow Pike bridges in order to pave the roadway and install guardrail.
  • Friday August 22, 8PM through Monday August 25, 6AM, There will be lane closures on I-65 northbound at MM 96 (Rivergate Pkwy) in order to perform bridge repairs.  Two lanes will remain open.  

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Repair on SR 254 (Old Hickory Boulevard) over Otter Creek

  • Thursday August 21 through Wednesday August 27, 9AM-3PM, (excluding weekend), There will be a lane closure on SR 254 in order to perform bridge work.  Flaggers will be utilized.

 

Look Ahead:

  • Friday September 12, 8PM through Monday September 15, 6AM, Old Hickory Boulevard will be closed between Chickering Road and Hillsboro Road in order to replace the bridge over Otter Creek.  Detours will be in place.

 

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

  • Thursday August 21 through Wednesday August 27, 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 pull box installation and conduit, repairs and guardrail installation. 
  • Thursday August 21 through Wednesday August 27, 8PM–5AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-24 (approximately between MM 58 and Elam Road) and SR 840 (approximately between MM 48 and MM 57) for guardrail installation.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Local Programs Project (Metro Public Works)

  • Thursday August 21 through Wednesday August 27, 8AM-4PM, The right lane of Harding Place eastbound will be closed from Danby Drive to Timberhill Drive in order to install sidewalks.

 

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Resurfacing on I-40 from the Benton County Line to the Hickman County Line, Including Bridge Repair

  • Thursday August 21 through Wednesday August 27, 8PM-6AM, (including weekend), I-40 will be reduced to one lane in both directions, from MM 135 to MM 148, in order to perform milling and paving operations.  Troopers will be utilized.
  • Friday August 22, 8PM through Monday August 25, 6AM, I-40 will be reduced to one lane in both directions, from MM 140 to MM 142, in order to perform bridge repairs.

 

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

  • Thursday August 21 through Wednesday August 27, (excluding Sunday), 7AM-5PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 10 for clearing and grubbing operations, blasting operations and installation of concrete barrier rail.

 

MACON AND SMITH COUNTIES, Resurfacing on SR 80 from SR 85 to SR 262 / SR 56

  • Thursday August 21 through Wednesday August 27, (excluding weekends), 7AM-5PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 80 for milling and guardrail installation.

 

MAURY COUNTY, Resurfacing on SR 50 from SR 99/James Campbell Blvd to the TS Railroad

  • Thursday August 21 through Wednesday August 27, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 50 for concrete work and milling operations.

 

MAURY COUNTY, Resurfacing on US 43 (SR 6) from North of SR 243 Connector to North of SR 50

  • Thursday August 21 through Wednesday August 27, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 6 for milling operations.

 

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

  • Thursday August 21 through Wednesday August 27, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 96, Broad Street, Ridgely Road, and College Street for underground utility crossings.

 

SUMNER AND WILSON COUNTIES, Bridge Construction on SR 109 over the Cumberland River

  • Thursday August 21, 7PM to 5AM, There will be a lane closure on SR 109 near Bay Watch Place in order to cut loops into the roadway.
  • Saturday August 23 and Sunday August 24, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures for intermittent, temporary stoppage of traffic (approximately 15 minutes each) for off-loading and setting of pre-cast concrete beams.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Grading, Drainage and Paving on I-65 Ramps to SR 253 (Concord Rd)

  • From now through December 2014, I-65 Northbound will be reduced from 4 lanes to 3 lanes near Concord Road
  • Wednesday August 20, 9PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on the northbound off-ramp at Concord Road and I-65 in order to shift traffic.

 

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

  • Thursday August 21 through Wednesday August 27, 9AM-3PM, Traffic will be flagged during trench and bore pit blasting operations near the roadway.

 

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 August 21 through Wednesday August 27, 1PM, There will be rolling roadblocks on I-65 in both directions at MM 61.5 for blasting.
  • Sunday August 24 through Wednesday August 27, 8PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 in both directions, between MM 60.5 and MM 63, for milling and paving and removal of barrier rail.

 

WILSON COUNTY, Installation of Cable Barrier on I-40 E from SR 109 to SR 840

  • Thursday August 21 through Sunday August 27, 8PM-6AM, The left lane of I-40 eastbound will be closed in order to install cable barrier. One lane will remain open.

 

WILSON COUNTY, Resurfacing on US 70 (SR 24) from Hartman Drive to Reed Street

  • Thursday August 21 and Sunday August 24 through Wednesday August 27, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on US 70 (SR 24) for milling and utility casting adjustments.

 

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

  • Thursday August 21 through Wednesday August 27, 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 August 21 through Wednesday August 27, 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 August 21 through Wednesday August 27, 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 August 21 through Wednesday August 27, 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 August 21 through Wednesday August 27, (excluding weekends), 8PM-5AM, There will be rolling roadblocks using an attenuator truck along the inside lanes of I-24, I-65, and I-40 to spray herbicide along the median barrier wall.
  • Thursday August 21 through Wednesday August 27, 8PM-5AM, There will be mobile operations in various locations for drain cleaning operations. This will affect the shoulders or inside and outside lanes.
  • Tuesday August 26, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on I-65 in both directions, near Rosa Parks Blvd (MM 85.0) and over the Cumberland River, in order to take concrete samples on the bridge.  One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.
  • Wednesday August 27, 8PM-12PM, There will be lane closures on I-40 westbound at MM 208, near I-65 split and over the railroad tracks, in order to take concrete samples on the bridge. One lane will remain open at all times.

 

TDOT Region 3 Utilities

Davidson County

  • From now through Friday September 5, 9AM-3PM, There will be shoulder work and temporary lane closures on SR 112 (Clarksville Pike), from Westport Drive to Creasy Drive, in order for NES to perform oiling and switch maintenance.
  • From now through Friday October 31, 7PM–6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 1 (Murfreesboro Road), from Menzler Lane to Fesslers Lane, in order for Piedmont Natural Gas to open cut and install a 6” gas main.

 

HQ Materials & Tests

Robertson County

  • Thursday August 21, 9AM-3PM, There will be a rolling lane closure on SR 11, from MM 8.0 to MM 12.0, in order to obtain cores from the inside shoulder.

 

Sumner County

  • Thursday August 21, 8PM-12 Midnight , There will be a rolling lane closure on I-65 northbound and southbound, from MM 112 to MM 121.47 (Tennessee-Kentucky state line), in order to obtain cores from the inside shoulder.

 

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.  For travel information, visit the TDOT SmartWay website at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or call 5‑1‑1.  You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511 or Nashville area alerts @Nashville511

 

Android and iPhone users can download TDOT’s SmartWay Mobile App to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways.  The app provides up-to-the-minute customized traffic information and enables the user to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.  The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android. 

 

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

 

For More Information:

Heather Jensen

TDOT Community Relations Officer

Heather.Jensen@tn.gov

(615) 454-8042

Governor Haslam Announces Safe Routes to School Grants for 17 Communities

TN.gov Transportation - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:38pm

Funds to Encourage Elementary and Middle School Students to Walk and Bike

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Safe Routes to School funding totaling $1.8 million for 17 municipalities in Tennessee.  The grants will be used by multiple schools to improve sidewalks, crosswalks, signs, and fund safe walking and biking educational activities.  The Safe Routes to School Program is a statewide initiative designed to make bicycling and walking to school a safer, more appealing and healthier alternative for students.

“Increased physical activity is key to improving the health of Tennessee families,” Haslam said. “The Safe Routes to School Program helps communities across the state create safer walking and biking environments for students and encourages a healthy lifestyle.”

Details for each of the 17 grants can be found here: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/news/2014/saferoutes/

The grants are made possible through a federally funded program administered by the Tennessee Department of Transportation. 

"The Safe Routes to School program integrates health, safety, traffic relief, and environmental awareness, all under one umbrella," said Commissioner Schroer. "Funds may be used for infrastructure projects and non-infrastructure activities that directly support increased safety and conveniences for students to walk and bike to and from school."

Since 2005, the Safe Routes to School grants have funded improvement projects at 167 schools across Tennessee. Nationally, more than 15,000 schools have benefited from funds through state Safe Routes to School programs. To learn more about the Safe Routes to School Program at the Tennessee Department of Transportation, please visit http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/bikeped/saferoutes.htm.

 

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SR 29 Groundbreaking Ceremony to take place in Harriman

TN.gov Transportation - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:56am

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – TDOT Commissioner John Schroer will join state and local officials in Harriman on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 to celebrate the groundbreaking for the future SR 29 widening project in Roane County.


Wednesday’s event will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET and will last approximately 20 minutes.



Who:               TDOT Commissioner John Schroer
                        Sen. Ken Yager
                        Rep. Kent Calfee
                        Rep. Ron Travis
                        Harriman Mayor Chris Mason
                        Roane County Executive Ron Woody          


What:             SR 29 Groundbreaking Ceremony


When:             Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. ET


Where:            Across street from South Harriman Baptist Church
                         626 Ruritan Road
                         Harriman, TN 37748


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TDOT and Wilson County Prepare for Fair Traffic

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:18pm

Hundreds of Thousands Expected to Attend

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is gearing up for heavy traffic expected on Tennessee roadways as a result of the Wilson County Fair, which begins Friday, August 15, and runs through Saturday, August 23, at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

 

Very high traffic volumes are expected to pass through Wilson County over the next week, affecting interstate highways, state routes, and local roads near the fair venue. As in years past, TDOT is working closely with local officials to make sure traffic flows smoothly to and from the fairgrounds.

 

TDOT will close the right lane of I-40 West near Exit 239 (Watertown) Friday, August 15, and Saturday, August 16, as well as the following weekend of Friday, August 22, and Saturday, August 23. This will provide traffic leaving the fair and traveling toward Nashville easy access onto I-40.

 

Additional message boards will be in place to notify motorists of the proper lane of travel and fair exits, while local law enforcement will direct traffic at the fairgrounds entrances.

 

Any motorists not attending the fair are asked to plan ahead and avoid the area if possible. TDOT also asks drivers to use caution, reduce their speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in work zones across the state.

 

For directions to the Wilson County Fair, visit http://www.wilsoncountyfair.net.

 

For more information on TDOT construction project activity, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/.  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 information or www.twitter.com/Nashville511 for traffic information in the Nashville area. 

 

Android and iPhone users can download TDOT’s SmartWay Mobile App to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways.  The app provides up-to-the-minute customized traffic information and enables the user to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.  The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android. 

 

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

 

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East Tennessee Construction Report for August 14-20, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:35am

ANDERSON COUNTY, I-75 South near Mile Marker 119.8: On Sunday, August 17, 2014, motorists should be alert for a possible lane closure between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform guardrail repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

ANDERSON COUNTY, I-75 North near Mile Marker 125: On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, motorists should be alert for a possible temporary lane closure between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. as bridge crews perform work in this area.  Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic, expect potential delays and use caution in this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 129/ SR 115 between Louisville Road and Payne Avenue: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary daytime lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through this area as crews install longitudinal cable barrier in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 33 between SR 115 and Court Street: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 33 South between Williams Mill Road and Martin Mill Pike: Beginning Thursday, August 14, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform vegetation removal through this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 between SR 335 and Loudon County Line: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures at various times through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

BLOUNT COUNTY, SR 162 West near Cusick Road: SR 162 is reduced to one lane near Cusick Road as crews perform work on this SIA project.  This lane reduction will remain in effect through November 2014. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North and South near Mile Marker 143:  Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews set portable barrier rails through this project. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Mile Markers 134 and 147:  Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures on Sundays through Thursdays between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning for resurfacing. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, I-75 South near Mile Marker 136.6: On Sunday, August 17, 2014, motorists should be alert for a possible lane closure between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform guardrail repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

CAMPBELL COUNTY, SR 63 between First Street and US 25W: On Monday, August 18, 2014 and Tuesday, August 19, 2014, motorists should be alert for alternating lane closures in both directions between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform geotechnical surveys in this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

CARTER COUNTY, SR 362 Gap Creek Road between SR 361 and SR 67: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, narrow lanes, temporary traffic diversions and possible lane closures at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 25E/SR 32 Bridge over the French Broad River:  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this bridge construction project near the Cocke and Jefferson County line. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 411/SR 35 at US 25W:  Motorists should be alert for a new traffic pattern at the intersection of US 25 and US 411.  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this construction project. Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

COCKE COUNTY, SR 340 between SR 9 and Old SR 35: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

GRAINGER COUNTY, US 11W/SR 1 between Water Street and US 25E: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures at various locations through this resurfacing and bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 35 between Bright Hope Road and SR 70: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 351 between SR 350 and SR 70: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 340 between the Cocke County Line and SR 349: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 340 at Bewley’s Bridge near Log Mile 0.5: Motorists should be alert for alternating lane closures in place, workers present and use extreme caution through this bridge repair project.

GREENE COUNTY, SR 351 Bridge over Camp Creek at Log Mile 8.1: SR 351 near Log Mile 8.1 is reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews perform bridge repairs. Due to the reduced bridge width, loads in excess of nine (9) feet in width must use an alternate route. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions, be prepared to stop and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, US 11E/SR 34 between SR 348 and SR 70: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning on Sunday through Thursday through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

GREENE COUNTY, Ball Road between Norton Road and Old Stage Road: Ball Road is reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews perform work on this SIA project.  This one lane condition is estimated to be in effect through August 2014. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 32/US 25E near I-81 Interchange: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project.  Motorists should be alert for new and changing conditions, workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 32/US 25E near College Park Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times and changing conditions through this project. 

 

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 113 between SR 32 and SR 160: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

HAMBLEN COUNTY, SR 160 at Merchants Greene: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts near this intersection as crews perform work through this bridge construction project.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

HANCOCK COUNTY, SR 70/SR 33 Interchange: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures at various times during daylight hours through this bridge construction project.  Motorists should be alert for reduced speeds and use extreme caution in this area.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 1 between Carter’s Valley Road and Tipton Avenue: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 66 between SR 34 and Berry Road: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 70 between Greene County Line and Timber Ridge Road: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this guardrail upgrade and resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

HAWKINS COUNTY, SR 346 between Log Miles 2.5 and 6: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this utility project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, I-40 East and West Bridge over the French Broad River near Mile Marker 425: I-40 East and West across the bridge over Douglas Lake near Mile Marker 425 is reduced to one lane in each direction as crews continue this bridge rehabilitation project.  These lane reductions will be in place around the clock for approximately two years.  Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and narrowed lanes in this area.  Traffic loads in excess of 12 feet in width will be prohibited and must follow a detour route.  The wide load detour will be US 25/SR 9 between Exits 424 and 432. Motorists should expect potential delays in this area during peak travel times.  Local traffic should consider using US 25/SR 9 as an alternate route during peak travel periods.  I-81 and I-26 may be used as an alternate route for I-40 “thru traffic” to by-pass this project during peak travel periods. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/I40fbr/default.htm

JEFFERSON COUNTY, US 25W Bridge over the French Broad River and SR 113 Ramps at I-40: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flag personnel directing traffic at various times through this area as crews receive materials associated with the adjacent I-40 bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-640 East and West between I-40 and Broadway (Exit 6): Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 West between I-140 (Exit 376) and Lovell Road (Exit 374): Motorists should be alert for lane closures, expect potential delays and use extreme caution through this ramp extension project.

KNOX COUNTY, I-40 East Weigh Station Ramp Improvement Project: Motorists should be alert for traffic shifts, workers present, slow traffic, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, I-75 North near Mile Marker 108: On Sunday, August 17, 2014, motorists should be alert for a possible lane closure between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform guardrail repairs.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.


KNOX COUNTY, SR 62 (Oak Ridge Hwy. /Western Ave.) between Schaad Road and Copper Kettle Road: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures at various times throughout this widening project.  Motorists traveling in this area should be alert for workers and equipment present and be alert for changing traffic conditions, detours, traffic shifts and use caution through this area. Woodsmith Road at SR 62 is closed to thru traffic for construction. The following roads are currently closed to thru traffic for construction: Shortt Road at Western Avenue; South Hinton Road between Western Avenue and Third Creek Road; Jimmy Carter Road at Western Avenue and Beaver Ridge Road at Western Avenue.  A short section of Ball Camp Pike between Western Avenue and Goldenrod Street is also closed for construction.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and follow signed detour routes. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/SR62/updates.shtml

KNOX COUNTY, SR 9/US 25 Clinton Highway between Jenso Road and Anderson County Line: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 33 Maynardville Highway between Temple Acres Drive and the Union County Line:  Motorists should be alert for slowed traffic and use caution in this area.  Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times as work continues through this widening project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, traffic shifts and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 33 Broadway between 5th Avenue and Depot: On Monday, August 18, 2014 through Wednesday, August 20, 2014, motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures in both directions between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews mill and pave in this area. Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, US 129/SR 115 at Maloney Road: Motorists should be alert for lane closures nightly on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning for resurfacing through this intersection improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, SR 131 Emory Road between Gill Road and Clinton Highway: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures with flagging personnel present at various times through this widening project for bridge construction, utility and equipment crossings.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

KNOX COUNTY, Ebenezer Road at North Westland Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily through this intersection improvement project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, I-75 North and South between Monroe County Line and the Tennessee River: Beginning Wednesday, August 13, 2014, Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures nightly on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, US 321/SR 73 between SR 2 and City Park Drive: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures at various times through this project. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, workers present, construction equipment and use extreme caution through this area.

LOUDON COUNTY, US 70 between US 11/SR 2 and the Roane County Line:  Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution through this area.

MORGAN COUNTY, SR 298 near Log Mile 6 Bridge over Clear Creek: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures in this area as crews complete bridge repairs.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions, slowed or stopped traffic and use extreme caution in this area.

ROANE COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Exit 347:. On Thursday, August 14, 2014 and Sunday, August 17, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 p.m. the following morning as crews perform pavement marking installations in this area. Motorists should use extreme caution and be alert for workers present as crews complete final items through this bridge repair project.


ROANE COUNTY, US 27 underneath I-40 Exit 347: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures daily in this area as crews perform overhead bridge work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SCOTT COUNTY, SR 63 between Rock Branch Loop (LM 2.58) and the Campbell County Line (LM 13.6): Motorists should be alert for lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays, and use extreme caution through this area.

SEVIER COUNTY, I-40 East and West near Mile Marker 407: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary nightly lane closures in both directions between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews shift traffic in this area for overhead bridge work. Motorist should be alert for lane shifts and changed conditions in this area. Motorists should expect potential delays, use extreme caution and be alert for possible slowed traffic approaching this area. 

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 over I-40 at Exit 407: Motorists should be alert for possible nightly lane closures through this area.  Motorists should be alert for workers present, expect potential delays and use extreme caution in this area.

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 in Sevierville SR 139 (Douglas Dam Rd.) and SR 338 W (Boyd’s Creek Hwy):  Motorists should be alert for short duration traffic stops in both directions which may occur daily Monday through Friday through this project for utility crossings. Motorists should expect potential delays traveling through this area.  For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/highway66/

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 339 between Forest Hills Drive and the Cocke County Line: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures during daylight hours through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US 11E/SR 34 at US 19E/SR 37: A temporary detour of SR 37/US19E is in place at the intersection of SR 34/US 11E. Traffic signals have been installed and are operational at the intersection of SR34/37 and SR37/44. Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and follow signed detours. Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution through this bridge construction and intersection reconstruction project.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 126 between West Center Street and Clinchfield Street: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures in this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as crews perform utility work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 75 at SR 357: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures and use extreme caution through this signalization project.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 36 between Fort Henry Drive and Wilcox Drive: Motorists should be alert for nightly lane closures on Sunday through Thursday between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews perform milling and resurfacing.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US11W at various locations in Kingsport: Motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures in this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. as crews perform utility work.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, US11 between Island Road and Pinnacle Parkway: Motorists should be alert for new traffic conditions on US 11W/ State Route 1 at the intersection of Pinnacle Parkway.  The newly installed traffic signal has been activated to normal operation mode.  Motorists should continue to be alert for workers present in this area.  Motorists should use caution and expect an increase of daily traffic volumes in this area in conjunction with the grand opening of new retail and commercial developments in this area.

SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 34 between SR 44 and Bristol City Limits: Motorists should be alert for possible temporary lane closures and lane shifts through this project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

UNICOI COUNTY, SR 107 between Log Miles 5.45 and 8.74: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours as crews perform guardrail work through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

UNICOI COUNTY, SR 107 at Main Street:  Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures, use extreme caution and be alert for construction personnel and equipment entering and exiting this construction project.

UNICOI COUNTY, SR 352 between Log Miles 0.00 and 4.16: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures during daylight hours as crews perform guardrail work through this resurfacing project.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

UNION COUNTY, Existing SR 33 Bridge over Clinch River (Norris Lake) Weight Restrictions:  On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 and Wednesday, August 20, 2014, motorists should be alert for possible lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as crews perform bridge inspections. The existing State Route 33 Bridge over Norris Lake is posted with weight limit restrictions and is being strictly enforced.  Weight restrictions are: 5 axle vehicles are 35 tons; 3 or 4 axle vehicle is 22 tons; 2 axle vehicles are 20 tons.  VEHICLES WEIGHING IN EXCESS OF THE RESTRICTED WEIGHTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO CROSS THE BRIDGE AND MUST FOLLOW A DETOUR ROUTE. Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flaggers directing traffic at various times and use extreme caution approaching the bridge.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 81 at SR 353: Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution through this intersection improvement project.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY, I-26 East and West at SR 75 (Exit 13) Interchange Improvement Project: On Friday, August 15, 2014 and Saturday, August 16, 2014, motorists should be alert for a full road closure of I-26 West between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning as crews set overhead bridge beams.  Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane and diverted off the exit ramp at Exit 13 and cross SR 75 and back on the entrance ramp during this time.  There will also be one lane closed in the eastbound direction of I-26 during these times as well.  Motorists should be alert for changing conditions, shoulder closures with portable concrete barrier rail through this interchange modification project.  Motorists should use extreme caution and expect potential delays when traveling through this area.

WASHINGTON/SULLIVAN COUNTY, SR 75 between SR 36 and SR 357: On Thursday, August 14, 2014 through Thursday, August 21, 2014, motorists should be alert for a lane closure left in place on the northbound side as crews perform grade work on the slope adjacent to the roadway. Motorists should be alert for workers present and expect potential delays in this area.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, SR 36 between SR 354 and SR 75: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts, possible lane closures and flag persons directing traffic at various times through this project.  Orchard Avenue is closed.  Traffic is still shifted at Spurgeon Island Road.  Traffic will also be shifted from Boone Avenue to Boring Chapel Road.  From Boone Avenue to near Hammitt Road will be split traffic separated by a barrier wall.  Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily through this project for utility and equipment crossings.  Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.

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Middle Tennessee Weekly Construction Lane Closure August 14-20, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:30am

BEDFORD COUNTY, Reconstruction of US 231 (SR 10)

  • From now through Saturday October 11, Traffic will be shifted 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 August 14 through Wednesday August 20, 9PM-5AM, (including weekend), There will be alternating lane closures on I-40 eastbound and westbound in order to pave set barrier rail and pavement marking installation. One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Repair on I-65 over CSX Railroad, Rivergate Pkwy, Long Hollow Pike, E Cedar Street, & Mansker Creek

  • Thursday August 14 through Wednesday August 20, 8PM-6AM, (excluding weekend), There will be lane closures on I-65 southbound, between MM 96 and MM 99, at the Mansker Creek, E Cedar Street, and Long Hollow Pike bridges in order to put epoxy overlay on the bridge decks and paving.
  • Friday August 15, 8PM through Monday August 18, 6AM, There will be lane closures on I-65 northbound, at MM 96 (Rivergate Pkwy) in order to perform bridge repairs.  Two lanes will remain open.  

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Repair on SR 254 (Old Hickory Boulevard) over Otter Creek

  • Thursday August 14 through Wednesday August 20, 9AM-3PM, (excluding weekend), There will be a lane closure on SR 254 in order to perform bridge work.  Flaggers will be utilized.

 

Look Ahead:

  • Friday September 12, 8PM through Monday September 15, 6AM, Old Hickory Boulevard will be closed between Chickering Road and Hillsboro Road in order to replace the bridge over Otter Creek.  Detours will be in place.

 

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

  • Thursday August 14 through Wednesday August 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 pull box installation and conduit, repairs and guardrail installation. 
  • Thursday August 14 through Wednesday August 20, 8PM–5AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-24 (approximately between MM 58 and Elam Road) and SR 840 (approximately between MM 48 and MM 57) for guard rail installation. 

 

DAVIDSON, WILSON, AND WILLIAMSON COUNTIES, Removal & Replacement of HOV Signing & Markings on Various Interstate Routes

  • Saturday August 17 and Sunday August 18, 7AM-3PM, There will be a mobile left lane closure on I-40 westbound from the Mt. Juliet interchange to the Donelson Pike interchange in order to lay out HOV signs on median barrier wall. 
  • Saturday August 17 and Sunday August 18, 7AM-3PM, There will be short term shoulder closures on all I-40 on-ramps between the Mt. Juliet interchange and the Donelson Pike interchange in order to lay out HOV signs.

 

Look Ahead:

  • Wednesday August 20 and Thursday August 21, 8PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 southbound from I-440 to just past SR 96 (MM 64.0) for HOV pavement marking.
  • Friday August 22, 8PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on I-65 northbound from I-440 to just past SR 96 (MM 64.0) for HOV pavement marking.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Local Programs Project (Metro Public Works)

  • Thursday August 14 through Wednesday August 20, 8AM-4PM, The right lane of Harding Place eastbound will be closed from Danby Drive to Timberhill Drive in order to install sidewalks.

 

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Resurfacing on I-40 from the Benton County Line to the Hickman County Line, Including Bridge Repair

  • Thursday August 14 through Wednesday August 20, 8PM-6AM, (including weekend), I-40 will be reduced to one lane in both directions from MM 135 to MM 148 in order to perform milling and paving operations.  Troopers will be utilized.
  • Friday August 15, 8PM through Monday August 18, 6AM, I-40 will be reduced to one lane eastbound and westbound from MM 140 to MM 142 in order to perform bridge repairs.

 

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

  • Thursday August 14 through Wednesday August 20, (excluding Sunday), 7AM-5PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 10 for clearing and grubbing operations, blasting operations and installation of concrete barrier rail.

 

MACON AND SMITH COUNTIES, Resurfacing on SR 80 from SR 85 to SR 262 / SR 56

  • Thursday August 14 through Wednesday August 20, (excluding weekend), 7AM-5PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 80 for milling and guardrail installation.

 

MARSHALL AND MAURY COUNTIES, Bridge Repair on US 431 (SR 106) over the Duck River

  • Thursday August 14, 9AM-3PM, All lanes of US 431 (SR 106) over the Duck River along the Marshall-Maury county line will be closed in order to set bridge beams. Traffic will be detoured thru SR 272.

 

MAURY COUNTY, Resurfacing on I-65 from the Marshall County Line to North of SR 99

  • Thursday August 14 through Wednesday August 20, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-65 northbound and southbound for paving operations.

 

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

  • Thursday August 14 through Wednesday August 20, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 96, Broad Street, Ridgely Road, and College Street for underground utility crossings.

 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Resurfacing on US 231 (SR 10) from SR 96 to SR 268 (W Thompson Lane)

  • Friday August 15, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on US 231 (SR 10) in order to complete paving operations.  One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

SUMNER AND WILSON COUNTIES, Bridge Construction on SR 109 over the Cumberland River

  • Thursday August 14, 7PM to 5AM, There will be a lane closure on SR 109 near Bay Watch Place in order to cut loops into the roadway.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Grading, Drainage and Paving on I-65 Ramps to SR 253 (Concord Rd)

  • From now through December 2014, I-65 Northbound will be reduced from 4 lanes to 3 lanes near Concord Rd.
  • Sunday August 17, 8PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on the I-65 northbound off-ramp at Concord Road so that a traffic shift can be done.

 

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

  • Thursday August 14 through Wednesday August 20, 9AM-3PM, Traffic will be flagged during trench and bore pit blasting operations near the roadway.

 

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

  • Wednesday August 20, 9AM-3PM, There will be lane closures on SR 248 (Goose Creek Pike/Peytonsville Road) at I-65 to set bridge beams. Flaggers will be used.

 

WILSON COUNTY, Installation of Cable Barrier on I-40 E from SR 109 to SR 840

  • Thursday August 14, 8PM-6AM, There will be lane closures consisting of the left lane on I-40 eastbound in order to install cable barrier. One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

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

  • Thursday August 14 through Wednesday August 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 August 14 through Wednesday August 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 August 14 through Wednesday August 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 August 14 through Wednesday August 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 August 14 through Wednesday August 20, (excluding weekends), 8PM-5AM, There will be rolling roadblocks using an attenuator truck along the inside lanes of I-24, I-65, and I-40 to spray herbicide along the median barrier wall.
  • Thursday August 14 through Wednesday August 20, 8PM-5AM, There will be mobile operations in various locations for drain cleaning operations.  This will affect the shoulders or inside and outside lanes.
  • Wednesday August 13 and Thursday August 14, 8PM-5AM, There will be lane closures on I-40 westbound between MM 204 (near White Bridge Road) and MM 206 (near I-440) for bridge repairs.  Two lanes will remain open at all times.
  • Tuesday August 19, 8PM-5AM, There will be lane closures on I-40 westbound between MM 204 (near White Bridge Road) and MM 206 (near I-440) for bridge repairs.  Two lanes will remain open at all times.

 

Giles County

  • Wednesday August 13 through Thursday August 14, 8AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-65 northbound and southbound, between MM 12.5 and MM 14.0 to mow slopes in the median and remove excess vegetation. Inside lanes will be closed while mowing. One lane will remain open each direction.

 

Cheatham, Montgomery, and Robertson Counties

  • Thursday August 14 through Wednesday August 20, 9AM-3PM, (excluding weekend), There will be periodic lane closures (rolling roadblocks) on I-24 eastbound and westbound, from MM 0 (Tennessee-Kentucky state line) to MM 32 MM (Cheatham-Davidson county line), in order to spray guardrails for vegetation control. This will be a moving operation.

 

Robertson and Sumner Counties

  • Thursday August 14 through Wednesday August 20, 9AM-3PM, (excluding weekend), There will be periodic lane closures (rolling roadblocks) on I-65 northbound and southbound, from MM 97.71 (Davidson-Sumner county line) to MM 121.47 (Tennessee-Kentucky state line), in order to spray guardrails for vegetation control. This will be a moving operation.

 

TDOT Region 3 Utilities

Davidson County

  • Thursday August 14 through Thursday August 21, 9AM-3PM, There will be temporary lane closures on SR 100, from Collins road to Hester Beasley Road, in order for NES to perform shoulder work consisting of oiling and switch maintenance and replacing parts.
  • Thursday August 14 through Thursday August 21, 9AM-3PM, There will be temporary lane closures on SR 431 (Whites Creek Pike), from Haynes Street to Riley Adcock Road, in order for NES to perform shoulder work consisting of oiling and switch maintenance and replacing parts.
  • From now through Friday September 5, 9AM-3PM, There will be temporary lane closures on SR 112 (Clarksville Pike), from Westport Drive to Creasy Drive, in order for NES to perform shoulder work consisting of oiling and switch maintenance.
  • From now through Friday October 31, 7PM–6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 1 (Murfreesboro Road), from Menzler Lane to Fesslers Lane, in order for Piedmont Natural Gas to open cut and install a 6” gas main.

 

Sumner County

  • Sunday August 17, 6AM-5PM, There will be temporary lane closures on SR 6  (West Main Street) eastbound and westbound at City Electric Supply in Hendersonville in order for NES to attach new wire/conductors to a new pole which consists of five overhead aerial crossings. All lanes will be blocked for a period of 10 minutes for each wire.

 

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.  For travel information, visit the TDOT SmartWay website at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or call 5‑1‑1.  You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511 or Nashville area alerts @Nashville511

 

Android and iPhone users can download TDOT’s SmartWay Mobile App to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways.  The app provides up-to-the-minute customized traffic information and enables the user to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.  The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android. 

 

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

 

For More Information:

Heather Jensen

TDOT Community Relations Officer

Heather.Jensen@tn.gov

(615) 454-8042

Haslam Appoints Task Force On Sentencing and Recidivism

TN.gov Safety - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:27am

Group to develop legislative and policy recommendations  
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the formation of the Governor’s Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism as part of the administration’s overall effort to reduce crime and improve public safety.
 
In June, the Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet announced a partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice to review sentencing and correction policies and practices.  The creation of a task force is the next step in that collaboration.

 
 
“We have put a strong emphasis on addressing some of our state’s toughest safety challenges head on, and the Public Safety Subcabinet is doing great work,” Haslam said.  “This task force is a next step in making sure we have a comprehensive approach to public safety in Tennessee.  I am grateful to the Tennesseans who have agreed to dedicate their time to these issues, and I look forward to their recommendations.”     
 
Members of the task force include:
 
•        John Campbell, criminal court judge, Memphis
•        John DeBerry, state representative, Memphis
•        James Dunn, district attorney general, 4th judicial district
•        Tim Fuller, sheriff, Franklin County
•        Bill Gibbons, commissioner, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
•        Mark Gwyn, director, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
•        Kim Helper, district attorney general, 21st judicial district
•        Torry Johnson, district attorney general (retired), Nashville
•        Brian Kelsey, state senator, Germantown
•        William Lamberth, state representative, Cottontown
•        Linda Leathers, chief executive officer, The Next Door
•        William B. Lee, chief executive officer, Lee Company of Tennessee
•        Jon Lundberg, state representative, Bristol
•        Mark Luttrell, mayor, Shelby County
•        Becky Duncan Massey, state senator, Knoxville
•        Gerald Melton, public defender, 16th judicial district
•        Richard Montgomery, chairman, Tennessee Board of Parole
•        Seth Norman, criminal court judge, Nashville
•        Bill Oldham, sheriff, Shelby County
•        David Rausch, chief of police, Knoxville
•        Derrick Schofield, commissioner, Tennessee Department of Correction
•        John Stevens, state senator, Huntingdon
•        Blair Taylor, president, Memphis Tomorrow
•        D. Kelly Thomas, court of criminal appeals judge, Knoxville
•        Doug Varney, commissioner, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
•        Amy Weirich, district attorney general, Shelby County
•        Verna Wyatt, executive director, Tennessee Voices for Victims
 
The current sentencing structure in Tennessee has been in place for more than 20 years. An examination will ensure that the structure is in line with the variety and severity of criminal behavior. Establishing an effective set of sentencing laws can resolve inconsistencies and avoid discrepancies that compromise public safety.
 
The task force will receive assistance from the Vera Institute of Justice’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections. Vera staff will conduct data and policy analysis; identify expertise and resources to support the work of the task force; facilitate meetings and assist in the development of the task force recommendations.
 
The Vera Institute of Justice is a national, independent, non-partisan justice policy and research organization based in New York. Vera has decades of experience partnering with state and local governments across the United States to improve justice systems. 
 
The task force will submit its recommendations to the Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet by June 2015.
 
The subcabinet was created by Haslam in 2011 and launched a multi-year public safety action plan in 2012.  The group includes commissioners of the departments of Safety and Homeland Security, Correction, Mental Health, Children’s Services, Health and Military, along with the chairman of the Tennessee Board of Parole, directors of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, Office of Criminal Justice Programs, Law Enforcement Training Academy and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. 
 

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for City of Shelbyville

TN.gov Transportation - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:52pm

Grant to Fund North Square Sidewalk Improvements

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $361,440 transportation alternative grant to the city of Shelbyville for the North Square Sidewalk Improvement Project.

 

The project includes replacement of nearly 2,000 feet of existing sidewalks, and improvements to four intersections north of the City Public Square. This project continues the city’s efforts to provide pedestrian facilities to its downtown, and will build on previous improvements along the corridor. The project will also improve the aesthetics of the area, and encourage development in the downtown district.

 

“This project will support Shelbyville’s efforts to give its downtown a more vibrant, inviting appearance,” Haslam said. “We want to continue to make our state an even better place to live, work and raise a family, and projects like these are key to making that a reality.”

 

The transportation alternative grant is made possible through a federally funded program formerly known as transportation enhancement, and is administered by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

 

“Through these grants, TDOT has funded more than $306 million in non-traditional transportation projects,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer.  “This program has assisted communities all over the state in their efforts to revitalize downtowns, highlight historic areas, provide alternative means of transportation, and increase opportunities for economic development.”

 

A variety of activities such as the restoration of historic facilities, bike and pedestrian trails, landscaping and other non-traditional transportation projects are eligible for grant funds under the federal program.

 

Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Pat Marsh (R-Shelbyville) represent Bedford County in the Tennessee General Assembly.

 

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Traffic Shift Planned on US 231 in Bedford County

TN.gov Transportation - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:31am

Traffic Shift Planned on US 231 in Bedford County

Lanes Reduced from Four to Three

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews plan to shift traffic on US 231 (State Route 10) in Shelbyville. Weather permitting, crews have tentatively scheduled to start work Monday, August 11.

 

The traffic shift will extend 1.18 miles, from US 41A (Madison Street) to north of Rolling Road. Once the new traffic pattern is in place, there will be two travel lanes in each direction and a turn lane. The new traffic pattern will be in place through October to allow crews to safely perform road and utility work.

 

The work is part of a project to widen US 231 from four to five lanes. The additional lane will provide a turning lane for the 27,000 motorists who travel this stretch every day. Curb and gutters will also be added, along with grading, draining and surface improvements. The $6.4 million project is expected to be completed in November 2015.

 

TDOT asks drivers to use caution, reduce their speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in work zones across the state. For more information on TDOT construction project activity, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/.  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 information or www.twitter.com/Nashville511 for traffic information in the Nashville area. 

 

Android and iPhone users can download TDOT’s SmartWay Mobile App to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways.  The app provides up-to-the-minute customized traffic information and enables the user to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.  The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android. 

 

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

 

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Accepting Applications for Fall Citizens' Trooper Academies in Nashville & Jackson

TN.gov Safety - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:51pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the 2014 fall class of its Citizens’ Trooper Academy. Classes will be held in both Nashville and Jackson. The upcoming session will mark the first academy held in Jackson.

The first session for the Nashville class is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Sessions will run from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. weekly. The Jackson class is scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Sessions for this group will also run from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. weekly.

The academy, which consists of approximately 30 hours of training, is designed to develop a better understanding and awareness of the Tennessee Highway Patrol as well as its parent agency, the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, in the community through a hands-on approach. Topics covered include investigations, special operations, homeland security and many other areas of the patrol.

Participants must be at least 21 years old, available to attend weekly three-hour sessions with no more than one absence, sign required waivers and agreements, and have no criminal history.

Applications are available on the departmental website at www.tn.gov/safety, the THP Facebook page, or you may request an application by emailing email.safety@tn.gov  Please be sure to indicate on your application whether you wish to attend the Nashville or Jackson sessions.

Deadline for registration is August 20, 2014.  Applications must be returned by that date for processing. 

For more information, call Sergeant Stan Hollandsworth at 615-251-6321, or Shannon Hall at 615-251-5170.

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 August 7-13, 2014

TN.gov Transportation - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:12pm

BEDFORD COUNTY, Reconstruction of US 231 (SR 10)

  • Monday August 11 through Saturday October 11, Traffic will be shifted from four (4) to two (2) lanes on US 231 (SR 10) in Shelbyville in order to begin 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 August 7 through Wednesday August 13, 9PM-5AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-40 eastbound and westbound in order to pave set barrier rail and pavement marking installation. One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Repair on I-65 over CSX Railroad, Rivergate Pkwy, Long Hollow Pike, E Cedar Street, & Mansker Creek

  • Thursday August 7 and Sunday August 10 through Wednesday August 13, 8PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on I-65 southbound, between MM 96 and MM 99, at the Mansker Creek, Cedar Street, and Long Hollow Pike bridges in order to put epoxy overlay on the bridge decks and paving.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Bridge Repair on SR 254 (Old Hickory Boulevard) over Otter Creek

  • Thursday August 7 through Wednesday August 13, 9AM-3PM, (excluding weekend), There will be a lane closure on SR 254 in order to perform bridge work.  Flaggers will be utilized.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Ramp Rapair on SR 45 (Old Hickory Blvd) to I-40 W near Summit Hospital

  • Saturday August 9, 4AM through Sunday August 10, 8PM, The on-ramp from Old Hickory Boulevard to I-40 westbound will be closed to replace concrete.  Traffic can access I-40 by continuing down Old Hickory Boulevard to exit 221B.

 

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

  • Thursday August 7 through Wednesday August 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 pull box installation and conduit, repairs and guardrail installation. 

 

DAVIDSON AND WILLIAMSON COUNTIES, Removal & Replacement of HOV Signing & Markings on Various Interstate Routes

  • Wednesday August 13 through Friday August 15, 8PM-5AM, On Wednesday and Thursday, there will be a lane closure on I-65 southbound, from I-440 to the Goose Creek Pike exit, and on Friday, there will be a lane closure on I-65 northbound, from Goose Creek Pike to I-440, for planned work.

 

DAVIDSON COUNTY, Local Programs Project (Metro Public Works)

  • Thursday August 7 through Wednesday August 13, 8AM-4PM, The right lane of Harding Place eastbound will be closed from Danby Drive to Timberhill Drive in order to install sidewalks.

 

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, Resurfacing on I-40 from the Benton County Line to the Hickman County Line, Including Bridge Repair

  • Thursday August 7 through Friday August 8 and Sunday August 10 through Wednesday August 13, 8PM-6AM, I-40 will be reduced to one lane in both directions, from MM 135 to MM 148, in order to perform milling and paving operations.  Troopers will be utilized.

 

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

  • Thursday August 7 through Wednesday August 13, (excluding Sunday), 7AM-5PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 10 for clearing and grubbing operations, blasting operations, and installation of concrete barrier rail.

 

MACON AND SMITH COUNTIES, Resurfacing on SR 80 from SR 85 to SR 262 / SR 56

  • Thursday August 7 through Wednesday August 13, (excluding weekends), 7AM-5PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 80 for milling and guardrail installation.

 

MARSHALL AND MAURY COUNTIES, Bridge Repair on US 431 (SR 106) over the Duck River

  • Thursday August 7 through Wednesday August 13, 9AM-3PM, All lanes of US 431 (SR 106) over the Duck River along the Marshall-Maury county line will be closed in order to set bridge beams. Traffic will be detoured thru SR 272.

 

MAURY COUNTY, Resurfacing on I-65 from the Marshall County Line to North of SR 99

  • Thursday August 7 through Wednesday August 13, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-65 northbound and southbound for paving operations.

 

MAURY COUNTY, Local Programs Project

  • Thursday August 7 through Wednesday August 13, 8AM-4PM, There will be lane closures on SR 6 from Cayer Lane to Raider Lane in order to install barrier rail.
  • Thursday August 7 through Wednesday August 13, 8AM-4PM, There will be alternating lane closures on James Campbell Blvd at Trotwood Avenue in order to perform intersection improvements.

 

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

  • Thursday August 7 through Wednesday August 13, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 96, Broad Street, Ridgely Road, and College Street for underground utility crossings.

 

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Resurfacing on US 231 (SR 10) from SR 96 to SR 268 (W Thompson Lane)

  • Thursday August 7 through Wednesday August 13, 8PM-6AM, There will be alternating lane closures on US 231 (SR 10) in order to complete paving operations.  One lane will remain open in each direction.

 

SUMNER AND WILSON COUNTIES, Bridge Construction on SR 109 over the Cumberland River

  • Wednesday August 6 and Thursday August 7, 2PM, There will be lane closures for intermittent, temporary stoppage of traffic (approximately 15 minutes each) for blasting the existing piers from the water.

 

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Grading, Drainage and Paving on I-65 Ramps to SR 253 (Concord Rd)

  • From now through December 2014, I-65 northbound will be reduced from 4 lanes to 3 lanes near Concord Road for ramp repairs. A lane shift will also be in place on the northbound and southbound off-ramps.
  • Wednesday August 6 through Tuesday August 12, 8PM-6AM, There will be lane closures on Concord Road between Lipscomb Drive and MacArthur Drive in order to prepare for planned lane shifts at the intersection of Lipscomb Drive.

 

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

  • Thursday August 7 through Wednesday August 13, 9AM-3PM, Traffic will be flagged during trench and bore pit blasting operations near the roadway.

 

WILSON COUNTY, Installation of Cable Barrier on I-40 E from SR 109 to SR 840

  • Monday August 11 through Thursday August 14, 8PM-6AM, There will be a single lane closure on I-40 eastbound to install cable barrier. One lane will remain open.

 

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

  • Thursday August 7 through Wednesday August 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 August 7 through Wednesday August 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 August 7 through Wednesday August 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 August 7 through Wednesday August 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 August 7 through Wednesday August 13, (excluding weekends), 8PM-5AM, There will be rolling roadblocks using an attenuator truck along the inside lanes of I-24, I-65, and I-40 to spray herbicide along the median barrier wall.
  • Thursday August 7 through Wednesday August 13, 8PM-5AM, There will be mobile operations in various locations for drain cleaning operations.  This will affect the shoulders or inside and outside lanes.
  • Wednesday August 6, 8PM-5AM, There will be lane closures on Vietnam Veterans Blvd westbound at Mansker Creek in order to mill and pave the roadway.  One lane will remain open at all times.
  • Thursday August 7, 8PM-5AM, There will be lane closures on Ellington Parkway, in both directions, at Cleveland Street in order to mill and pave the roadway.  One lane will remain open in each direction at all times.

 

Giles County

  • Wednesday, August 13 through Thursday, August 14, 8AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on I-65 northbound and southbound, between MM 12.5 and MM 14.0, in order to mow slopes in the median and remove excess vegetation. Inside lanes will be closed while mowing. One lane will remain open each direction.

 

Rutherford County

  • Thursday August 7, 9AM-3PM, There will be a lane closure on SR 96, between Veterans Pkwy and SR 102 (Almaville Road) to replace a 24” cross drain.  One lane will be open at all times. Flaggers will be utilized. Due to narrow clearance, message boards will be in place to warn truck traffic to seek alternate routes.
  • Friday August 8, 9AM-3PM, There will be a lane closure on SR 269 (Walnut Grove Road) in Christiana, between US 231S (SR 10) and Stones River Lane to replace a 24” cross drain.  One lane will be open at all times. Flaggers will be utilized. (weather dependent)

 

Wilson County

  • Monday, August 11, through Wednesday, August 13; 8PM-5AM, There will be a lane closure on SR 109 southbound, approximately one mile south of the Cumberland River Bridge, for paving. Traffic will be flagged. 

 

TDOT Region 3 Utilities

Davidson County

  • Thursday August 7 through Friday September 5, 9AM-3PM, There will be shoulder work and lane closures on SR 112 (Clarksville Pike), from Westport Drive to Creasy Drive, to allow proposed work by NES for oiling and switch maintenance.
  • From now through Friday October 31, 7PM–6AM, There will be lane closures on SR 1 (Murfreesboro Road) from Menzler Lane to Fesslers Lane in order for Piedmont Natural Gas to open cut and install a 6” gas main.

 

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.  For travel information visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or call 5‑1‑1.  You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets @TN511 or Nashville area alerts @Nashville511

 

Android and iPhone users can download TDOT’s SmartWay Mobile App to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways.  The app provides up-to-the-minute customized traffic information and enables the user to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.  The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android. 

 

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

 

For More Information:

Heather Jensen

TDOT Community Relations Officer

Heather.Jensen@tn.gov

(615) 454-8042

Tennessee Highway Patrol Encourages Back to School Safety

TN.gov Safety - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 3:40pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is urging motorists to utilize extra caution in school zones, around school buses and in neighborhoods during the 2014-15 school year. State Troopers will work to raise school safety awareness, and target traffic violators, specifically those who speed in school zones, drive distracted and disregard stopped school buses that are loading and unloading children.

“There will be more young pedestrians on the roadways, specifically, in and around the schools, as the academic year begins,” Colonel Tracy Trott said. “State troopers and local law enforcement need everyone’s help in providing each child with safe passage to school and back home again. Please make safety a priority around school zones and buses in Tennessee.”

State Troopers issued 6,924 citations in school zones during the 2013-2014 school year. That’s an increase from the 4,993 citations issued in 2012-13. Last year’s citations included 839 speeding violations and one citation for passing a stopped school bus.

Since 2011, there has been a 6.0 percent decline in the number of crashes occurring in school zones between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and the hours of 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Tennessee.  There was also a 6.9 percent increase in the number of school bus-involved crashes between those same hours.

In Tennessee, there have been 54 pedestrians killed on state roadways in 2014.  That’s six more than at this time in 2013. 

“Everyone shares a responsibility to make sure pedestrians and bicyclists are safe,” Trott said. “We are urging all motorists to drive cautiously, limit your cell phone use in school zones and do not pass other vehicles in school zones or at crosswalks.”

The THP Pupil Transportation unit also oversees all school bus inspections in the state and determines whether public school bus systems are in compliance with the safety requirements by state law.

Each day, 26 million children in the United States ride school buses, including 600,000 in Tennessee, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The speed limit in school zones is 15 miles per hour and the fine for speeding in a school zone is up to $500. It is also against the law to pass a school bus when it is stopped and loading or unloading passengers. The driver can be fined no less than $250 and up to $1,000.                                                                                                                                               

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

Tennessee Highway Patrol Introduces New Simulator for Teen Driver Education

TN.gov Safety - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:56pm

TENNESSEE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) today displayed the first of its kind teen driving simulator at the agency’s Training Center. The THP took a semi-trailer and converted it into a mobile driving simulator for teens. The trailer is another tool that the state’s highway patrol will utilize in its “Drive to Zero Fatalities” campaign.

The THP was awarded a grant from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to construct the semi-trailer, which is called the “Teens Share the Road Trailer”.  State Troopers will place an emphasis on instructing teens on how to safely share the road with tractor trailers

Teens can watch a 42” flat screen TV with sound bar on the outside of the trailer that will give them some insight about the simulator experience. The semi-trailer houses six individual virtual reality simulator stations equipped with steering wheels, brake and gas pedals, along with television monitors that wrap around the driver’s seat to make the experience as realistic as possible. Teens will receive individual instruction from a state trooper on board via headphones so each experience is his/her own.

Teens will be exposed to seven possible driving situations, specifically, distracted driving, stopping safely, reaction times, tractor trailers making wide right turns, the no zone areas of a tractor trailer, effects of cutting off a tractor trailer and the Move Over law.

By request, state troopers will take the simulator across Tennessee and educate teen drivers at high schools, high school sporting events, civic centers, etc.

The THP partnered with the FMCSA, the University of Tennessee, Tennessee Tech University, Semtech, Loyalty, Wrapartist and the Tennessee Trucking Association on the teen driving simulator.

For more information on scheduling the teen driving simulator, please contact the highway patrol’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) unit at 615-743-4971.

Photos accompany this press release.

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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Tornado Debris Clearing Continues in Campbell and Claiborne Counties

TN.gov Safety - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:24am

A multi-department task force of local and state agencies cleared 322 cubic yards of debris during its first day of operation on Mon. Aug. 4, 2014 in Campbell County.

The amount of debris removed Monday would equal a 12-inch block of material stretching 1.6 miles.

“We’re very pleased with the progress we made the first day, and we are very grateful for the help our county has received from so many agencies,” said David Breeding, director of Claiborne County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (CCOEMHS).  “We still have much to do to help our neighbors and county recover from the damage, but we’re going to stay with it until the work is complete.”

Vegetative debris from the clean-up is being burned at an approved site in Claiborne County.  Debris such as treated construction material, destroyed appliances and masonry products is being sent to a local landfill for processing. 

Claiborne County EMA is reminding local residents that they may see smoke coming from the debris burn site and to not be alarmed.  Also, Campbell County and Claiborne County residents only with damage can call 423-626-9617. 

Monetary donations for the relief effort can be made to the American Red Cross by texting “redcross” to 90999 and to the Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Organization, http://www.baptistrelief.org

The task force’s creation is the result of damage an EF-3 tornado caused in Claiborne and Campbell counties on July 27, 2014.  The National Weather Service estimated the EF-3 tornado had sustained winds between 140 and 150 m.p.h.  The tornado destroyed 11 homes and two businesses in Claiborne County.  Campbell County reported two homes destroyed.

“TEMA’s purpose is to serve the counties who need our assistance during times of crisis and emergency,” said Bill Worth, TEMA’s East Region director.  “When you have counties at the height of distress from disaster, it is inspiring to see the cooperative working relationship among so many dedicated state and local agencies.“

  The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is coordinating several state departments and agencies to clean-up storm debris from public right-of-ways in the affected counties. 

Departments and agencies involved in the task force include:

•        Claiborne County Emergency Management Agency

•        Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office

•        Claiborne County Emergency Communications District

•        Campbell County Emergency Management Agency

•        Speedwell Volunteer Fire Department

•        Tennessee Department of Military (TEMA, Tennessee National Guard)

•        Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)

•        Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security (Tennessee Highway Patrol)

•        Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC)

•        Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry

•        Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency

Debris removal teams are divided into four forces: three comprised of Tennessee National Guard, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and Tennessee Division of Forestry; and, one team comprised of Tennessee Department of Transportation, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and Tennessee Division of Forestry.

Between local and state agencies, and volunteer organizations, approximately 200 personnel are working on the debris mission in Claiborne and Campbell counties. 

 

State to Assist with Tornado Debris Clean-Up

TN.gov Safety - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:38am

Multi-Department Task Force to help in Claiborne and Campbell Counties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency will be coordinating with several state departments and agencies to respond with a task force and clean-up storm debris from public right-of-ways in Claiborne and Campbell Counties. This effort is in response to requests from the two County Mayors, who report the volume of debris from an EF-3 tornado in the July 27 storm has been overwhelming for local resources.

“With the approval of the Governor, we are pitching in to support our local governments,” TEMA Interim Director and Assistant Commissioner/Homeland Security Advisor David Purkey said. “We excel when teaming with other state agencies to help our state's people.”

The task force of state departments and agencies met on Friday with local officials to plan for clean-up work that will begin on Monday and is expected to last about a week.

Departments and Agencies involved in the Task Force:

•    Military (TEMA, National Guard)

•    Transportation

•    Safety & Homeland Security (Tennessee Highway Patrol)

•    Environment & Conservation

•    Agriculture (Forestry)

•    Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency

The state has delivered similar support previously in Lincoln and Macon Counties after storms.

Earlier this week, all of the East Tennessee counties with damage from the tornadoes, strong thunderstorms and hail on Sunday have transitioned to recovery work. Counties have completed, or are in the process of completing, damage assessment tours and are compiling numbers to provide to TEMA. The state must meet or exceed an $8.7 million financial threshold of uninsured losses to qualify under the Stafford Act for federal help.

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State to Assist with Tornado Debris Clean-Up

TN.gov Transportation - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:38am

Multi-Department Task Force to help in Claiborne and Campbell Counties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency will be coordinating with several state departments and agencies to respond with a task force and clean-up storm debris from public right-of-ways in Claiborne and Campbell Counties. This effort is in response to requests from the two County Mayors, who report the volume of debris from an EF-3 tornado in the July 27 storm has been overwhelming for local resources.

“With the approval of the Governor, we are pitching in to support our local governments,” TEMA Interim Director and Assistant Commissioner/Homeland Security Advisor David Purkey said. “We excel when teaming with other state agencies to help our state's people.”

The task force of state departments and agencies met on Friday with local officials to plan for clean-up work that will begin on Monday and is expected to last about a week.

Departments and Agencies involved in the Task Force:

•    Military (TEMA, National Guard)

•    Transportation

•    Safety & Homeland Security (Tennessee Highway Patrol)

•    Environment & Conservation

•    Agriculture (Forestry)

•    Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency

The state has delivered similar support previously in Lincoln and Macon Counties after storms.

Earlier this week, all of the East Tennessee counties with damage from the tornadoes, strong thunderstorms and hail on Sunday have transitioned to recovery work. Counties have completed, or are in the process of completing, damage assessment tours and are compiling numbers to provide to TEMA. The state must meet or exceed an $8.7 million financial threshold of uninsured losses to qualify under the Stafford Act for federal help.

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