The Tennessee Department of Transportation has awarded Washington County a $2 million Competitive Rail Connectivity Grant, according to state Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, who helped secure the funding.
A $6 million resurfacing work on Interstate 26 through Johnson City is well underway and is expected to continue through the summer, a Tennessee Department of Transportation said Wednesday.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all road construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes starting Friday to help with Memorial Day weekend traffic.
During the process of moving Jonesborough’s town garage to make room for the park that will take the current garage’s plot behind the Jonesborough Senior Center, TDOT proposed a creek restoration project to complement the new garage.
Officials say a road project to improve traffic flow at the intersection of U.S. Highway 11E and Boones Creek Road in Jonesborough could be finished in a couple of months depending on weather conditions.
The first of its kind in Washington County, the planned diverging diamond at Exit 17 will temporarily shift traffic moving along Boones Creek Road to the left side while crossing underneath Interstate 26, allowing for direct left turns onto the entrance ramps without waiting at an additional red light.
Officials say littering has remained a big problem in Tennessee and its municipalities – costing local and state governments millions every year.
A lot of work and resources go into preparing for a potential snow storm, according to local and state officials.
A pickup truck traveling on I-26 near exit 20 spilled a collection of small landscaping rocks it was carrying in a trailer on Wednesday afternoon, causing a temporary inconvenience for motorists.
As a result of a new state funding program, NET Trans will continue providing services past June 30 to customers outside areas designated as “urban” by the U.S. Census Bureau.
ELIZABETHTON — Motorists often refer to the first intersection of the Elizabethton Expressway on its western end as Malfunction Junction. They may use a few harsher names for the highway during the next few weeks when construction crews from the Tennessee Department of Transportation are working on the busy section of highway.
ERWIN — Any other year, public interest in the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s annual project improvement plan would’ve been lackadaisical.
“We shouldn’t be surprised. Our local legislative delegation in Nashville has consequences, and we’re paying the price for their votes. We’re not going to have highway funding for projects we desperately need for years” — Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge.
If you are traveling through that area, you can expect some minor traffic delays and other inconveniences.
TDOT is spreading that message statewide during National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 3-7) following the deaths of three employees in 2016.