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Governor Haslam and TDOT release 3-year transportation plan

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer released TDOT’s annual three-year transportation program, which includes funding for nearly 200 road projects statewide. The program features approximately $2.6 billion in infrastructure investments for 143 individual project phases on 116 projects, including highways, bridges, transit, railways, waterways and aviation projects. “This year’s […]


What is a Transportation Engineer?

Transportation Engineering As a subdivision of Civil Engineering, a Transportation Engineer uses the fundamentals of technology and science to plan, design, manage, and operate resources for transportation. This is a line of work that requires the implementation of advanced math and sciences. It’s the job of a Transportation Engineer to provide Franklin, Brentwood and Nashville, […]


What are Traffic Studies and Why are They Important

A traffic study is an elaborate investigation and meticulous analysis of the transportation system in a specific area, which is supported by an expansive collection of data. Usually, traffic studies are used to examine a recurring transportation problem and propose a solution that will yield less traffic and congestion in that particular area. On average, […]


The Importance of Traffic Engineering

Traffic Engineering & Civil Engineering For those who are unfamiliar with this branch of engineering, traffic engineering is a method of civil engineering that helps to optimize the performance and efficiency of the movement of people, goods, and transportation. In the field of traffic engineering, engineers must look at the whole picture in order to […]


Williamson County Traffic – TDOT Breaks Ground on Widening Project on Franklin Road

One of the six projects in Williamson County on the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s list broke ground Tuesday, and Gov. Bill Haslam came out to help. TDOT plans to widen Franklin Road between Concord Road and south of Moores Lane. The planned improvements include widening the roadway along 2.6 miles from its current two/three lane […]


Learn More About the Solar Eclipse in Music City

SOLAR ECLIPSE FAST FACTS: First total eclipse on American soil since 1991 (Hawaii) First total eclipse on the mainland since 1979 (Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota) First total eclipse to sweep across the entire country since 1918 With the internet, this will be the largest astronomical event in US history. The last total eclipses visible […]


Dickerson Pike project aims for twice as many residential units, but no townhomes

The mixed-use project planned for the 900 block of Dickerson Pike will no longer include townhomes, but nearly twice as many residential units and more commercial space. On Tuesday, developer Strategic Options International LLC is to present revised plans to the Metro Development and Housing Agency’s design review committee that calls for 95 condo flats. The […]


Nashville, TN’s record home prices ended at four months in July, sales rose 4.5 percent last month

The Nashville TN region’s streak of month-over-month record median home prices came to an end in July with a drop to $288,243, but Realtors say it’s too early to declare a trend. “It’s very likely there were proportionally more ‘starter’ homes sold in July than the number of starter homes sold in June,” Scott Troxel, president of trade group […]


SoBro hotel approved to add Bar None, 3-towers plan for former Deja Vu site deferred

The owners of SoBro Guest House plan to add two new structures to the existing hotel, which respectively will house a bar with a rooftop deck plus offices and storage space. On Aug. 1, Jack and Ann Waddey and SoBro Guest House’s developer and operator BNA Associates won conceptual approval from the Metro Development and Housing Agency’s design review […]


Global Mall owner plans 5-story dual-branded hotel near Nashville, TN’s Gulch

A Nashville, TN-area hotelier has secured a $20 million construction loan toward a five-story, 160-room dual-branded hotel project he plans for a 0.79-acre property in the Gulch area. Last week, Rajesh Aggarwal transferred the three parcels within the footprint at 1212, 1214 and 1218 McGavock St. to development entity McGavock Street Partnership. The transfer came on the same day that […]