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Monterey Aldermen To Consider Match For TDOT Grant

The Monterey Board of Aldermen to consider a match for a some $1 million TDOT grant in its December meeting. Alderman Bill Wiggins said members will consider putting $367,000 of federal COVID money towards the grant. Wiggins said extending the trail at Burkes Middle School is the main target. “That will complete that leg of the trail,” Wiggins said. “It ... Read More »

Jefferson Avenue Widening Project Slightly Behind Schedule

Work on the Jefferson Avenue widening project in Cookeville will continue through the cold season. That is according to TDOT Community Relations Officer Rae-Anne Bradley. Bradley said utility relocation and grading for the new roadways will be the majority of work. “This project is a little bit behind schedule due to material shortages,” Bradley said. “Those materials have been delivered, ... Read More »

TDOT Completes Paving For Baxter Intersection Traffic Light Project

The much anticipated improvement project at the Highway 70 and Highway 56 intersection in Baxter is substantially complete. TDOT Community Relations Office Rae Anne Bradley said all that remains are some minor work items. “There are some permanent signs that need to be replaced, and the city still has to inspect and accept the traffic signal that has been installed,” ... Read More »

Contractor Seeking Extension On DeKalb/Warren TDOT Bridge Project

A DeKalb and Warren County TDOT paving and bridge project has surpassed its completion date. Community Relations Officer Rae-Anne Bradley said the project was scheduled for completion last week. Bradley said the contractor has submitted a time impact analysis to extend the contract. “The upcoming work on this project they’re just going to continue some grade work, paving and then ... Read More »

TDOT Names New Chief Engineer And Deputy Commissioner

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has found a new Chief Engineer and Deputy Commissioner in Will Reid. Will Reid is a licensed professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in project management, transportation design, bridge design and evaluation, and roadway construction. He takes over the role from Paul Degges. Degges will now serve as the Chief Policy Advisor, focusing ... Read More »

TDOT Looking To Update Statewide Bicycle Transportation Network

Upper Cumberland municipalities are being asked for feedback as T-DOT updates its Statewide Bicycle Transportation Network plan. The network provides people a safe way to travel via cycling, be it commuting to work or recreationally. Active Transportation Planner William Rogers III said the main reason for the updates comes from community demand. “The public who’s asking for active transportation for ... Read More »

TDOT Temporarily Closing Portion Of S.R. 30 In Van Buren Thursday

A portion of State Route 30 in Van Buren County will be closed Thursday morning. The closure will happen from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from the Cane Creek Road junction to Mooneyham Road junction. TDOT will be placing a overflow drain pipe as a part of a slide remediation project. There will be no vehicles that can get through ... Read More »

Cordell Hull Bridge Closed Indefinitely To Inspect Cracked Beam

The Cordell Hull Bridge over the Cumberland River in Smith County will remain closed for several weeks to assess a crack found Wednesday. TDOT Community Relations Officer Rebekah Hammonds said a 24-inch crack was found during a regular inspection. “The location of it prompted them to go ahead and close the bridge,” Hammonds said. “It is on what’s called a ... Read More »

TDOT Started Acquisition For New Ditty Road Project In Baxter

TDOT has started the right-of-way acquisition process for the new road towards Portobello. Baxter Mayor John Martin said at a Tuesday night meeting that property acquisition will be going up Baxter Road across where the new Ditty Road will be. “We’ve got quite a few that’s already agreed to donate the property,” Martin said. “And then TDOT highlighted that if ... Read More »

TDOT Presents Plans For Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Implementation

Plans for electric vehicle infrastructure implementation across the state were presented to the Center Hill Rural Planning Organization’s Friday meeting. But, without plans for the Upper Cumberland in its first phase. TDOT Region 2 Planning Supervisor Andrea Noel said that through the federal government’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Tennessee was allocated some $88 million to spend on electric vehicle infrastructure over ... Read More »