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Weekend Lane Closures on Interstate 40 in West Nashville

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN — Work continues to progress on the state’s second largest Recovery Act funded project on I-40 at White Bridge Road in west Nashville.  This weekend, crews will close lanes on Interstate 40 in both directions near White Bridge Road to begin work on concrete foundations for new overhead sign structures. 

Also this weekend, the I-40 eastbound ramp to White Bridge Road will be closed as crews install a storm sewer across the off-ramp. The closures are as follows:

  • Friday July 23rd, 8:00pm through Monday July 26th, 5:00am – the left lanes of I-40 eastbound and westbound will be closed to remove the median barrier rail and install a new overhead sign footing.
  • Friday July 23rd, Saturday July 24th and Sunday July 25th, 10:00pm through 5:00am (EACH NIGHT) – I-40 will be reduced to one lane in each direction as crews continue removing the median barrier rail and installing a new overhead sign footing.
  • Friday July 23rd, 9:00pm through Sunday July 25th, 6:00pm – The I-40 eastbound ramp to White Bridge Road (Exit #204) will be closed for the installation of a storm sewer. Motorists will be detoured to 51st Avenue (Exit #205).

The lane closures are part of the Interstate 40/White Bridge Road Interchange Modification Project, which will help improve traffic flow for motorists traveling eastbound I-40 to Briley Parkway and from Briley Parkway to westbound I-40.  The $32 million project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is scheduled to be complete in August 2011.

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 for statewide travel information or www.twitter.com/Nashville511 for traffic information in the Nashville area.  Motorists are reminded to use all motorist information tools responsibly.  Drivers should refrain from texting, tweeting or using a mobile phone while operating a vehicle.  TDOT advises drivers to “Know before you go!” by checking traffic conditions before leaving for your destination.

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