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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Northbound traffic partially blocked by accident at Chickamauga DamThe Tennessee Department of Transportation reported that a multiple vehicle acc
Northbound traffic partially blocked by accident at Chickamauga Dam
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted yesterday
The Tennessee Department of Transportation reported that a multiple vehicle accident blocked the right lane of State Route 153 at the Chickamauga Dam. Officials estimate that the accident will be cleared by 6:26 p.m. Northbound traffic is affected... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Lane closures cause slower traffic on Bill Morris ParkwayMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Construction on Bill Morris Parkway near Ridgeway Road has res
Lane closures cause slower traffic on Bill Morris Parkway
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 2 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Construction on Bill Morris Parkway near Ridgeway Road has resulted in lane closures this weekend. Motorists should experience slower traffic when driving through this area. The road work should be completed by Monday, according to... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Eastbound flyover ramp at I-40/I-240 opens SaturdayAfter months of construction, headaches and traffic tie-ups, the towering 70-fo
Eastbound flyover ramp at I-40/I-240 opens Saturday
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 4 days ago
After months of construction, headaches and traffic tie-ups, the towering 70-foot eastbound flyover ramp at the Interstate 240/40 interchange opens to traffic Saturday. The flyover ramps are the most prominent features of the $109 million I-40/I-240... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Fatal crash closes Maynardville HighwayAuthorities expect Maynardville Highway to remain closed until midnight followi
Fatal crash closes Maynardville Highway
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
Authorities expect Maynardville Highway to remain closed until midnight following a fatal crash involving a tractor-trailer near the Union-Knox County line Wednesday night. All north- and southbound lanes of state Route 33 are closed as emergency... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Gov. Bill Haslam still not taking stance on solution to fund transportation projectsMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Could you have to pay more when gassing up to help fund road c
Gov. Bill Haslam still not taking stance on solution to fund transportation projects
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 7 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Could you have to pay more when gassing up to help fund road construction? It is one of the options state leaders are considering. Gov. Bill Haslam is halfway through with meetings being held across the state to discuss ways to... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Forum Connects Minority Businesses, Econ OpportunitiesThis week’s Economic Development Forum is an opportunity for minority and women
Forum Connects Minority Businesses, Econ Opportunities
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
This week’s Economic Development Forum is an opportunity for minority and women-owned businesses to connect to opportunities in the Memphis area. In its eighth year, the forum is presented by the Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum and... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Governor’s Highway Safety Office Honors 46 Agencies At Tennessee Law Enforcement Challenge CeremonyThe Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Governor’s Highway
Governor’s Highway Safety Office Honors 46 Agencies At Tennessee Law Enforcement Challenge Ceremony
The Chattanoogan / Posted 11 days ago
The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office announced the winners of the 11th Annual Law Enforcement Challenge on Thursday. This year’s award winners were recognized on a state level, and two agencies... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
St. Elmo road getting facelift, to be city's first neighborhood greenwayThe signs are there along Virginia Avenue in St. Elmo that, after years of plan
St. Elmo road getting facelift, to be city's first neighborhood greenway
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
The signs are there along Virginia Avenue in St. Elmo that, after years of planning, a neighborhood greenway is coming soon. In a literal sense, new stop signs have appeared at every intersection with Virginia Avenue from West 41st Street through... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Chattanooga Airport, Coke bottler to benefit from $5.3 million bridgeIt's currently pretty dangerous. Airport Authority member Tom Snow on the exis
Chattanooga Airport, Coke bottler to benefit from $5.3 million bridge
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
It's currently pretty dangerous. Airport Authority member Tom Snow on the existing Shepherd Road bridge over Highway 153 Road builders are awaiting approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to raise a tall crane near Lovell Field for a... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Governor Bill Haslam weighs transportation budget optionsTennessee Governor Bill Haslam was in the area Monday on a state-wide transport
Governor Bill Haslam weighs transportation budget options
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 15 days ago
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam was in the area Monday on a state-wide transportation tour. His staff discussed long-term options for travel improvements and budgeting. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says they are one of five states who... Read more
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FOX 13 Memphis
TDOT reopening closed lanes on I40/240All westbound lanes that are closed on I40/240 interchange will reopen Saturday
TDOT reopening closed lanes on I40/240
FOX 13 Memphis / Posted 17 days ago
All westbound lanes that are closed on I40/240 interchange will reopen Saturday night, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. TDOT says there will be no lane closures on Sunday. TDOT closed the lanes Friday night because of... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Chattanooga traffic snarled ahead of memorial serviceIf you need to come in to downtown from the north right now, don't bother. Dri
Chattanooga traffic snarled ahead of memorial service
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 17 days ago
If you need to come in to downtown from the north right now, don't bother. Drivers report to us that southbound traffic on Interstate 27 is currently shutdown at Exit 1c. Georgia Avenue and Market Street are also stopped at 4th Street. Tennessee... Read more
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Erwin Record
News, Sports, EntertainmentRibbon cutting officially opens railroad overpassState and local officials cut
News, Sports, Entertainment
Erwin Record / Posted 18 days ago
Ribbon cutting officially opens railroad overpassState and local officials cut the ribbon in celebration of the opening of the railroad overpass. Pictured from left, TDOT Chief Engineer Paul Deggess, Erwin City Recorder Glenn Rosenoff, Erwin Alderman... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Fuel tax hike divides state GOPNASHVILLE — With Republican legislative leaders taking different stands on new
Fuel tax hike divides state GOP
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 19 days ago
NASHVILLE — With Republican legislative leaders taking different stands on new revenue for highways and transportation, Gov. Bill Haslam must decide whether to propose a fuel tax hike in the 2016 legislative session or wait another year. The... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Neighbors worried about worn road under train tracksThe roadway beneath one railroad crossing in Nashville is so deteriorated, some
Neighbors worried about worn road under train tracks
WSMV Nashville / Posted 20 days ago
The roadway beneath one railroad crossing in Nashville is so deteriorated, some drivers are concerned a train might derail. The train track crosses Old Hickory Boulevard at Center Street. “It can tear up someone’s front end,” said Jim Hayden of Old... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Bus crash memorial removed by TDOTThose who travel Asheville Highway regularly may have noticed a roadside memori
Bus crash memorial removed by TDOT
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 20 days ago
Those who travel Asheville Highway regularly may have noticed a roadside memorial created after the Dec. 2 fatal bus crash is no longer there. Mark Nagi, a spokesman for the Tennessee Department of Transportation, said the memorial for two Sunnyview... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Raise Gas Tax or Borrow? How to Fund Road ProjectsTennessee has an $8 billion backlog of transportation projects and not enough f
Raise Gas Tax or Borrow? How to Fund Road Projects
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
Tennessee has an $8 billion backlog of transportation projects and not enough funds to pay for them, largely because the state gas tax, which funds those projects, hasn’t been increased in 26 years. It also has a conservative General Assembly averse... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Truck fire stops traffic on southbound I-55MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A truck caught on fire on I-55 going southbound between the So
Truck fire stops traffic on southbound I-55
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 20 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A truck caught on fire on I-55 going southbound between the South Parkway and Mallory Avenue exits. Fire crews and police are on the scene. It could take several hours to clean up and clear the truck. The Tennessee Department of... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Grants for Memphis Public Transportation Top $5 MillionThe city of Memphis’ efforts at improving public transportation options for its
Grants for Memphis Public Transportation Top $5 Million
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
The city of Memphis’ efforts at improving public transportation options for its citizens received two chunks of funding recently that collectively total more than $5 million. The Memphis Area Transit Authority was awarded last week $4.7 million in... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Erwin overpass project now completeThe town town of Erwin's long-awaited railroad overpass project is complete. T
Erwin overpass project now complete
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 22 days ago
The town town of Erwin's long-awaited railroad overpass project is complete. The one-half mile bridge passes over the CSX railroad lines crossing second street. The project had been discussed for more than two decades. "A lot of engineering issues... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Grant will fund another extension of the Shelby Farms GreenlineAs work got underway this week on a 4.1-mile extension of the Shelby Farms Gree
Grant will fund another extension of the Shelby Farms Greenline
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 24 days ago
As work got underway this week on a 4.1-mile extension of the Shelby Farms Greenline, local officials were awarded a grant ensuring the paved multiuse trail will grow even more. Shelby County Public Works Director Tom Needham announced Friday that... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Federal grants and a local match help Memphis Area Transit Authority fund new routesThe Memphis Area Transit Authority has been awarded federal grants totaling $4.
Federal grants and a local match help Memphis Area Transit Authority fund new routes
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 25 days ago
The Memphis Area Transit Authority has been awarded federal grants totaling $4.7 million, which, along with $1.18 million in matching funds from the city of Memphis, will allow it to expand services in ways it says will help people get to work. It’s... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Duncan, transportation secretary tour area projectsThe nation's secretary of transportation made a brief stop Wednesday in Knoxvil
Duncan, transportation secretary tour area projects
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 27 days ago
The nation's secretary of transportation made a brief stop Wednesday in Knoxville to emphasize the need for funding the country's infrastructure with U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr.. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony R. Foxx used recent work on... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
City workers to get council's ear on employee handbookCity workers will get to bend the Chattanooga City Council's ear before the bod
City workers to get council's ear on employee handbook
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 27 days ago
City workers will get to bend the Chattanooga City Council's ear before the body passes a new set of employee rules. But Councilman Moses Freeman says they won't get into a tit-for-tat debate with city administration. The council met with city human... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Hamilton Place may get $40 million to alleviate traffic congestionChattanooga City Council members today will consider a new, $40 million Interst
Hamilton Place may get $40 million to alleviate traffic congestion
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 28 days ago
Chattanooga City Council members today will consider a new, $40 million Interstate 75 ramp to carry traffic to and from Hamilton Place mall — and it won't take a dime from local coffers. The council is being asked to pass a resolution that will add... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Wolf River Greenway Targets Raleigh RiverbendAt the northernmost bend of the Wolf River in Shelby County, the Wolf River Con
Wolf River Greenway Targets Raleigh Riverbend
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 29 days ago
At the northernmost bend of the Wolf River in Shelby County, the Wolf River Conservancy has plans for a boat ramp onto the Wolf and a nature center that together promise to change the surrounding area of Raleigh where the river turns. The two areas... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
$40 million plan offered to fix Hamilton Place traffic woesThe Chattanooga City Council is expected to consider on Tuesday a $40 million p
$40 million plan offered to fix Hamilton Place traffic woes
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 29 days ago
The Chattanooga City Council is expected to consider on Tuesday a $40 million plan to provide better access between Interstate-75 and the Hamilton Place mall area. The project would offer motorists direct access to Hamilton Place Boulevard for... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
South Crest Road Bridge work nears completion88-98 South Crest Rd. Work on the South Crest Road Bridge that crosses Interst
South Crest Road Bridge work nears completion
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 29 days ago
88-98 South Crest Rd. Work on the South Crest Road Bridge that crosses Interstate 24 will be completed by Aug. 31, said Jennifer Flynn, Tennessee Department of Transportation spokeswoman. The bridge has been closed since Nov. 12. It had an original... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Crash shuts down portion of I-640 in Northeast KnoxKNOXVILLE — A crash involving several vehicles has shut down westbound lanes on
Crash shuts down portion of I-640 in Northeast Knox
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted a month ago
KNOXVILLE — A crash involving several vehicles has shut down westbound lanes on Interstate 640 in Northeast Knoxville and clogged traffic, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The crash was reported at 5:56 p.m. Saturday near... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Zaxby's to be built across from Bass Pro Shop -- but only if roads are readyA Zaxby's restaurant is in the works across from the Bass Pro Shop to be built
Zaxby's to be built across from Bass Pro Shop -- but only if roads are ready
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted a month ago
A Zaxby's restaurant is in the works across from the Bass Pro Shop to be built near Interstate 75 at Camp Jordan in East Ridge. But developer John Healy says the new restaurant and other developments will be added only after the Hamilton County... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Rollover crash snarls I-75 traffic in OoltewahTraffic ground to a halt on I-75 north after a rollover crash blocked the Inter
Rollover crash snarls I-75 traffic in Ooltewah
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 1 months ago
Traffic ground to a halt on I-75 north after a rollover crash blocked the Interstate on July 31. An multi-vehicle accident on I-75 northbound at mile marker 13 has blocked traffic completely, a Hamilton County dispatcher said. The dispatcher also... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Stretch Of I-40 West Closed For Construction This WeekendTennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close a
Stretch Of I-40 West Closed For Construction This Weekend
The Chattanoogan / Posted 1 months ago
Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close a two-mile stretch of I-40 on the west side of downtown Nashville for bridge construction. The closure is scheduled as follows for Friday, July 30 at 8 p.m. through Monday,... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
I-40 closures to resume this weekendAnother round of road closures on Interstate 40 will begin Friday night. Tenne
I-40 closures to resume this weekend
WSMV Nashville / Posted 1 months ago
Another round of road closures on Interstate 40 will begin Friday night. Tennessee Department of Transportation crews will continue work on the bridge over Jo Johnston Avenue. Beginning Friday at 8 p.m., I-40 will be shut down for work to finish on... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Interstate 24 East downtown will be shut down overnight for repairsStaff Photo by John Rawlston Dement Construction Company workers use jackhammer
Interstate 24 East downtown will be shut down overnight for repairs
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 1 months ago
Staff Photo by John Rawlston Dement Construction Company workers use jackhammers to remove sections of concrete as they repair one of 15 bridges on Highway 27 in downtown Chattanooga in between the Olgiati Bridge and the I-24 interchange as part of... Read more
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FOX 13 Memphis
Approval granted to extend Shelby Farms Greenline TrailShelby Farms Greenline received approval to extend the trail, making it the lon
Approval granted to extend Shelby Farms Greenline Trail
FOX 13 Memphis / Posted 1 months ago
Shelby Farms Greenline received approval to extend the trail, making it the longest Greenway Trail in Memphis. Funding for the planned eastward extension of Shelby Farms Greenline has been approved on Thursday. Officials from Shelby County and... Read more

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