Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during the busy Thanksgiving holiday, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.
Brian Harville's article last Friday, "Another one about Hwy. 109" stayed on my mind all weekend. Brian and I view the topic from different perspectives, his from a newsroom, mine from my home less than a mile from Highway 109, but we both realize the seriousness of the problem and the need to address the question he poses, "Why is so very little being done about it?"
"There was a bad wreck on 109 yesterday."
It's one of those sentences that, even though it shouldn't, kind of loses its impact after you've heard it over and over and over again, like "and there was another terrorist attack in the Middle East on Tuesday" or "last night, Donald Trump said something no viable presidential candidate in the history of our nation would've gotten away with."
I live in the small neighborhood behind the Martha Gallatin Recreation area. We are the first neighborhood in Wilson County after leaving Gallatin and crossing the Hwy. 109 bridge. After yet another fatal accident by the bridge, I did a little internet research and found The Wilson Post's article "Who's fighting to keep Hwy. 109 safe?" - dated November 5, 2014.
In a statement issued Thursday, Jan. 14, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) advised local motorists of a pair of upcoming projects that will impact parts of Wilson County.
As has been the case for more than a decade, government in Wilson County and its municipalities spent much of 2015 monitoring, preparing for or dealing with the ramifications of growth.
Road construction won't delay travelers during the Christmas and New Year's holidays. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.
Mt. Juliet city commissioners gave the green light Monday night to widen the bridge over Interstate 40 near Providence to fix the congestion problem.
Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during the busy travel holiday. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes.
The city of Mt. Juliet's alert system pings on a regular basis these days to warn motorists to "slow down and pay attention."
Wilson County faces a $121.3 million problem with a lack of funding for highway construction, but the problem isn't with the county budget. It's with the state budget for the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).
It appears the Tennessee Department of Transportation has finally pinpointed why there have been a pattern of hydroplane crashes on Interstate 40 East near Mt. Juliet.
I-40 at Mt. Juliet's MM 226 -
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has asked the contractor behind the widening of Interstate 40 at Mt. Juliet Road to address ponding issues following several wet-weather crashes.
Citing the crashes, state and local law enforcement had asked TDOT to review the corridor, near mile marker 226.
Square renovation celebrated
Traffic was flowing steadily around the newly-renovated Lebanon Public Square Tuesday, July 21 as a crowd of government officials, business owners and Lebanon/Wilson Chamber of Commerce members filled the southeast parking quadrant for a celebration that some say was a longtime overdue.
As milling and paving work continues on Hwy. 109 in Wilson County, the Tennessee Department of Transportation has issued an update for the project, announcing dates and times for new lane closures.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation wants drivers to keep calm - and know that the Lebanon Square Safety Project is near completion.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) revised the paving schedule for Hwy. 109 between Lebanon Road and the Cumberland River Bridge in Wilson County Wednesday, opting to cancel lane closures planned for June 19 through 21.
In another gigantic boost to the revitalization of the Northtown district in Mt. Juliet, a near $950,000 state grant for sidewalks has been awarded.
Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews have closed one lane of travel on Hwy. 109 in Wilson County - the first of a series of lane closures for paving operations.
After a series of articles in The Wilson Post focused on the situation, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) started investigating the need for added traffic control.
The study determined that the intersection did need additional stop and warning signs, which have now been installed. A stoplight also is needed, according to TDOT spokesperson Heather Jensen, but it won't be installed until it can be included in the widening project for North 109 that is scheduled for 2017 at the earliest.
A fatal motorcycle crash that occurred just last week is serving as the tragic catalyst for officials to take a closer look at the intersection of Highway 109 and Academy Road in Lebanon.
FRIDAY, NOV. 7 -- "Immediate safety improvements" will be installed at the Hwy. 109/Academy Rd. intersection next week, according to Tennessee Department of Transportation Community Relations and Communications Director B.J. Doughty.
In an email sent to The Wilson Post Friday, Doughty confirmed that TDOT will be installing improved signage on both Hwy. 109 and Academy Rd. with flashing caution lights (beacons) and enhanced striping. The changes will be made within the next seven days.
Another day, another report of a fatal accident on Highway 109.
This one comes with news that two Portland High School students were killed Monday night on their way home from a high school bowling match in Gallatin, while two more were injured.
Only minor work remains to be done to fully complete a road widening project on Interstate 40 between Mt. Juliet Road to just past Highway 109 that began in July 2013, but fell behind schedule mainly due to Mother Nature.
Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews plan to shift traffic on Interstate 40 eastbound under Mt. Juliet Road for a second time.
Clad in hard hats and translucent vests, from 75 to 100 construction workers, truck drivers and heavy-equipment operators grit their teeth, gird their loins and get to the down and dirty work of transforming eight-and-a-quarter miles of I-40 into a spacious eight-lane roadway.
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