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Foxx highlights job creation during trips to Kentucky, Tennessee

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 16, 2014

Foxx highlights job creation during trips to Kentucky, Tennessee

After his visits to Kentucky and Tennessee on Tuesday, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx reiterated one word: jobs. He visited Louisville, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee for the second day of his “Invest in America, Commit to the Future” bus tour. His first stop ...

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As Highway Trust Fund insolvency looms, state DOTs stretch dollars through project prioritization

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 07, 2014

As Highway Trust Fund insolvency looms, state DOTs stretch dollars through project prioritization

The current surface transportation bill, MAP-21, is set to expire in less than six months, and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) -- the primary source of funding for state and local surface transportation projects -- could run out of money ...

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Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to combat extreme winter weather

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 26, 2013

Seven states use technology, innovative solutions to combat extreme winter weather

It’s no secret that extreme winter weather can drive up costs, forcing state transportation departments to think creatively when looking for effective solutions within their budgets. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) President and Secretary of the Kentucky ...

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Five projects receive southern regional America’s Transportation Awards

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 28, 2013

Five projects receive southern regional America’s Transportation Awards

Five transportation projects have won awards in the sixth annual southern regional America’s Transportation Awards competition. The competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, recognizes transportation projects in ...

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Look Out Below!

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 15, 2013

Look Out Below!

There’s nothing like sitting in front of the TV and hearing a bridge you just drove under was shut down soon after. After a bystander heard suspicious noises and drivers noticed falling debris, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) crews came ...

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Domino 1.

John Latta - Jan 15, 2013

Domino 1.

There is a sense of inevitability about this. It's not a real surprise, and the next falling domino probably won't be either.Tennessee will stop work on its portion of I-69 because the state can't afford the cost. Writing a guest column ...

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Better Bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 17, 2012

Better Bridges

Road Into Bridge A massive landslide causes Tennessee DOT to rethink its rebuilding By Tina Grady Barbaccia Sometimes it’s just better to start over. That’s exactly how the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) decided to handle the collapse of a nearly three-mile stretch of ...

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RoadWorks

Brooke Wisdom - Nov 01, 2010

RoadWorks

Changes Coming Thick and Fast from “Activist” EPA Is the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) close to creating, by coincidence, a perfect regulatory storm that could affect highway and bridge work across the country? The agency is working on new standards and ...

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Tennessee DOT nixes Knoxville Parkway Project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 30, 2010

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will not build the Knoxville Parkway Project, also known as State Route 475 and the Orange Route, TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely confirms. Nicely cited recent traffic studies and cost as reasons for the decision to select a ...

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Emergency Clean-up of U.S. 64 Rockslide begins; highway closed for at least 8 weeks

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 16, 2009

Work is now underway to remove a major rockslide along U.S. Highway 64 in Polk County, Tenn., the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced. The agency has awarded a $2.1 million emergency repair contract to Sevierville, Tenn.-based based Charles Blalock ...

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