Nashville – Tennessee Department of Transportation crews will once again close a short section of Interstate 440 in Nashville this weekend as a major concrete rehabilitation project continues. This weekend’s closure is one of several planned for the coming months. Contract crews will close I-440 Eastbound from the Interstate 40 junction on the west side of Nashville to Interstate 65 at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2009. I-440 will reopen no later than 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 31.
TDOT will use its many overhead message boards across the city to direct motorists around the closure. Several portable message boards will also be placed at strategic points on Nashville interstates to alert drivers of detour routes. Most of the traffic will be diverted to Interstate 40 through downtown Nashville or Interstate 65. In addition, information on the closures will be broadcast on the TDOT SmartWAY Highway Advisory Radio station (1680 AM) and on 511.
For more information on TDOT construction project activity visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information or can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 or www.twitter.com/Nashville511. As always, be responsible behind the wheel and have a passenger call 511 or use Twitter, or pull to the side of the road to access these services.