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TDOT Plans to Begin Building Nashville's Broadway Viaduct in 2023

With an eye toward planning the replacement of downtown Nashville's busy Broadway Viaduct, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has chosen Gresham Smith, a firm based in the capital city, to design the new structure....


Second Phase to Alleviate Traffic Bottleneck at Tennessee's I-75/I-24 Split Set for 2023

The initial phase of the now-$133.5 million improvement project at the infamous Interstate 75/Interstate 24 "Split" near the Tennessee-Georgia state line was officially completed on Aug. 19, but it has not answered all the interchange's problems yet....


I-40 Hernando DeSoto Bridge Partially Reopens

Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Clay Bright announced July 28 the I-40 Hernando DeSoto Bridge over the Mississippi River will reopen under limited traffic while contractors finish the work....


'Signature' Bridge Over Ocoee River Taking Shape in Eastern Tennessee

As mountain river enthusiasts and others head east this summer on U.S. Highway 64/TN 40 toward the Ocoee River and Cherokee National Forest in Polk County, Tenn., they will pass the state's $12.6 million "signature" bridge as the new structure takes shape alongside its aging predecessor....


VIDEO: Construction Crews Installing Eight Steel Plates on Damaged I-40 Bridge

Progress is being made by construction crews carefully working around the clock to make repairs to the Interstate 40 bridge in Memphis after it was closed May 11 following the discovery of a large crack spotted on one of its beams....


Charles Blalock & Sons Inc. Leads $300M Alcoa Highway Reconstruction Work

With traffic along East Tennessee's Alcoa Highway (State Route 115/U.S.129) increasing daily and congestion in the area causing concern for commuter wellbeing, the Tennessee Department of State Transportation (TDOT) embarked upon a highway corridor improvement project in 2016, spanning Blount and Knox counties....


ARDOT Fires Inspector Who Overlooked Crack in River Bridge in 2019

As the investigation continues as to why a significant beam fracture occurred on the I-40 bridge across the Mississippi River, an inspector with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) who checked the 48-year-old structure in 2019 and failed to discover the crack, has been fired and may face criminal charges....


Bridge Crack Closes I-40 Bridge Over Mississippi River in Memphis

During a routine inspection of a key interstate bridge over the Mississippi River on May 11, an Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) engineer spotted a fractured beam on the structure that led him to immediately make an urgent 911 call....


TDOT Breaks Ground on $61M Jefferson Pike Project in Smyrna

A new widening project began March 12 in Smyrna, Tenn., following a groundbreaking ceremony that included Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner Clay Bright. Bright was joined by other state and local officials at the Rutherford County site, southeast of Nashville, where construction got under way on the expansion of Jefferson Pike (Tennessee State Road 266)....


Tennessee DOT Awards Contract for New I-65 Project in Spring Hill

A design-build contract valued at $54.3 million has been awarded to Nashville's Bell & Associates to construct the new Interstate 65 and Buckner Road interchange in Spring Hill, Tenn. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) did so with the expectation that the project would be completed by May 2023....






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