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Digital message signs are being installed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) over lanes of traffic on I-24 between Nashville and Murfreesboro. TDOT hopes the signs will provide more reliable commute times by giving advance warning of trouble spots ahead. "You could budget 30-45…
May 18, 2022
Phase 2 construction of I-24 SMART Corridor in Tennessee to begin
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The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) recently announced construction will begin on Phase 2 of the I-24 SMART Corridor in April 2022. According to a news release from TDOT, work will be done on a total of 67 overhead gantries along the corridor from Nashville to Murfreesboro. The…
March 28, 2022
State transportation departments moved forward on more than 16,000 highway and bridge improvement projects in FY 2021, according to a new analysis of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data conducted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The association’s “…
March 25, 2022
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has awarded the I-65 widening project from near State Route 25 to near State Route 109 in Robertson County to Jones Bros. LLC. The middle Tennessee contractor had the lowest bid at $160 million, the largest in TDOT history, surpassing the $152…
September 07, 2021
Tennessee DOT to partially reopen I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge
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The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced yesterday the I-40 Hernando DeSoto Bridge over the Mississippi River will reopen under limited traffic while contractors finish the work. Contractors will have completed all the phase three plating by Friday. They will begin to demobilize…
July 29, 2021
Late last week, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced a resolution calling on the Biden administration's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to end its…
June 29, 2021
Arkansas DOT confirms failure in I-40 bridge inspection process for past two years
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The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) this week confirmed that there was a failure in the bridge inspection process which allowed evidence of damage to the I-40 Mississippi River Bridge to go unnoticed, according to agency officials. “From our investigation we have determined that the…
May 19, 2021
Tennessee awards contract to repair cracking on I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge
Diagram of I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge identifying the location of the fracture. Image: Tennessee DOT
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced yesterday the emergency bridge repair project for the I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge has been awarded to Kiewit Infrastructure Group. TDOT says the selection was based on qualifications, experience, and availability of personnel and…
May 18, 2021
Cracking shuts down I-40 Mississippi River Bridge between Tennessee and Arkansas
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A routine bridge inspection of the I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge over the Mississippi River revealed a crack that requires further investigation, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials. Contract crews will begin emergency repairs on the I-40 Mississippi River Bridge,…
May 12, 2021
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) this week released a three-year transportation program, featuring approximately $2.6 billion in infrastructure investments for 68 individual project phases in 45 counties across the state. The program supports Gov. Bill Lee’s first Executive Order…
April 29, 2021
Tennessee DOT breaks ground on Jefferson Pike widening project in Smyrna
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The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) along with state and local officials recently broke ground in Rutherford County on the Jefferson Pike (S.R. 266) widening project. The $61 million project will widen approximately 4 miles of the existing two-lane roadway to four travel lanes from…
March 15, 2021
New on-demand public transit service launches in Memphis
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The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) in Tennessee and its partners will launch Groove On-Demand, a dynamically routed on-demand public transit service on February 10. In partnership with Via, MATA says that Groove On-Demand will expand access to affordable, efficient, and convenient public…
February 04, 2021
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