NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Those with the Tennessee Department of Transportation have been celebrating 100 years since the department began.
To mark the occasion, officials joined state leaders at Bicentennial Mall Wednesday for a celebration.
A time capsule filled with items representing the department, including a hard hat, rule book, and letter to the future commissioner, was buried, and a granite memorial plaque was also unveiled.
Commissioner John Schroer spoke about the historical importance of TDOT and how the department has continued to make a difference.
"We affect every Tennessean every day because they all drive on our roads, they fly in airplanes, they ride on trains, and we ship freight, and we touch all of those things,” Schroer said. “So this is just a celebration of that."
That time capsule has been scheduled to be dug up at the next 100 year anniversary.