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Tennessee DOT Awards Largest Contract in Its History for I-65 Project

Traffic in Tennessee Work on Interstate 65 is expected to be completed by December 2025. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has awarded a $160 million contract to widen Interstate 65, a key north-south route, the agency announced Sept. 2.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 3, 2021
Business, Logistics

I-40 Bridge Linking Arkansas, Tennessee Reopens

The Interstate 40 Hernando de Soto bridge linking Tennessee and Arkansas The Interstate 40 Hernando de Soto bridge is scheduled to open eastbound on Aug. 2, westbound on Aug. 6. (Adrian Sainz/Associated Press)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities on July 31 reopened the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee that had been closed ever since a crack was discovered in the span in May.

August 1, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Repairs to I-40 Bridge Could Take Months

I-40 bridge closure Transportation officers and police block an Interstate 40 onramp to the bridge over the Mississippi River near downtown Memphis, Tenn., on May 11. (Adrian Sainz/AP)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Repairs to the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee could take months after a crack was found in the span, forcing thousands of trucks and cars to detour and shutting down shipping on a section of the Mississippi River, a transportation official said May 12.

May 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

I-440 Project in Nashville Wraps Ahead of Schedule

I440 map in Tennessee Tennessee Department of Transportation

A major Interstate 440 reconstruction project has been completed ahead of schedule, Tennessee government officials recently announced.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Volkswagen Breaks Ground on Chattanooga, Tenn., Electric Vehicle Facility

Breaking ground for Volkswagen facility in Tennessee Officials with the state of Tennessee, city of Chattanooga and Volkswagen at the groundbreaking event for the Volkswagen electric vehicle facility Nov. 13, 2019. (Erin O. Smith/Chattanooga Times Free Press via Associated Press)

Marking construction of an electric vehicle facility in Chattanooga, Volkswagen of America today broke ground on an $800 million expansion that will add more than 700,000 square feet of new space to its plant.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
November 13, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Western Express to Invest $88 Million, Add 225 Jobs in Tennessee

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Western Express, a Nashville-based freight company, announced May 1 it will spend $88 million and add 225 jobs as it adds new technology, business services and back-office support at its headquarters and expands its truck fleet nationwide.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
May 1, 2019
Government, Business

Tennessee Law Prohibits State Funds From Supporting ELD Enforcement of Ag Haulers

Tennessee's Haslam Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed the law April 18. (Mark Zaleski/Associated Press)

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law April 18 that would prohibit state funds from being used to enforce electronic logging device regulations for certain agriculture-related hauls.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2018
Government

Tennessee Officials Unveil $2.6 Billion Transportation Improvement Plan

Tennessee Interstate 440 Doug Kerr/flickr

The repair and replacement of bridges is a top priority outlined in Tennessee’s Transportation Improvement Plan. Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer unveiled the plan, which covers 2019-21, on April 5. The plan features $2.6 billion in infrastructure investments and encompasses 116 projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Tennessee Anticipates New Inland Port to Open Next Year

Roy Luck/Flickr

Greg Hogan, Murray County (Tenn.) Sole Commissioner, says Murray County is open for business, referring to the Appalachian Regional Port, an “inland port” under construction on 42 acres in Murray County on U.S. Highway 411.

Tim Omarzu | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free-Press
June 26, 2017
TCA

Tennessee Logistics Firm Tranco Launches International Shipping Venture

Tranco

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based logistics and warehousing company Tranco is going global with the launch of a venture to handle international shipping.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
April 12, 2017

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