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Tennessee Transportation Department Buries Time Capsule

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is celebrating its centennial by placing a time capsule in a new granite memorial at Bicentennial Mall. The time capsule is to be opened after another 100 years, on July 1, 2115. The agency says … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Advisory

The national weather service says most all the area is under a winter storm advisory beginning this afternoon and continuing through Thursday morning. But thankfully the forecast only predicts snow and not ice. Predictions very,  but the area can expect … Continue reading

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Titans Urge People to not Drink and Drive

State officials are joining the Tennessee Titans in urging folks to not drink and drive Super Bowl weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, the Franklin Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol will join the Titans … Continue reading

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Reconstruction of US 27 Nearing Completion

  A Tennessee Department of Transportation official says the three-year reconstruction of U.S. 27 in Chattanooga is nearly complete. TDOT spokeswoman Jennifer Flynn told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that the $105.6 million road project is the most expensive the agency … Continue reading

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TDOT Says No Lane Closures Over Thanksgiving

    The Tennessee Department of Transportation says there will be no road closures on state highways and interstates over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. TDOT says it will open all construction-related lanes starting on Wednesday and running through Monday morning. … Continue reading

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Governor Announces Safe Routes to School Grant for Manchester

Nearly 20 Tennessee communities are getting grants to encourage elementary and middle school students to walk and bike. Gov. Bill Haslam announced the Safe Routes to School grants this week for 17 municipalities, including Manchester. The Safe Routes to School … Continue reading

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Weekend Wreck Backs up Traffic on I-24

Motorists traveling westbound on Interstate 24 were frustrated by delays and detours for much of the weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says a tractor trailer rig went out of control in the westbound lanes of I-24 just beyond the … Continue reading

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Metro Police Officer Killed on I-65 to be Laid to Rest

A Metro police officer killed in the line of duty last weekend will be laid to rest Thursday in his hometown of Memphis.Officer Michael Petrina, 25, was struck by a motorhome driver and killed on Interstate 65 in Brentwood Saturday … Continue reading

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Officials to launch ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign

The Governor’s Highway Safety Office is urging Tennessee motorists to buckle up. The agency will join the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Hendersonville Police Department and the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office in Hendersonville on Thursday to kick off the “Click … Continue reading

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Gov. Haslam wrapping up budget hearing

Gov. Bill Haslam is wrapping up his annual budget hearings as he prepares to assemble his annual spending proposal. The Republican governor will hear from the Tennessee Department of Transportation at the state Capitol on Monday. Haslam has warned that … Continue reading

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