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Tennessee Department of Transportation reports I-40 in Nashville to be reduced to Two Lanes this Weekend


Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will close one eastbound and westbound lane of I-40 near Jefferson Street in Nashville this weekend to install a containment system for future sandblasting and painting of the bridge.

Beginning Friday March 21st at 9:00pm through Monday March 24th at 5:00am there will be lane closures on I-40 eastbound and westbound between mile marker 206 (I-440/I-40 split) and mile marker 208 (I-65-I-40 split).

Two lanes will remain open in each direction.

The on-ramps to I-40 from Jefferson Street and the on-ramp to I-40 from 28th Avenue will also be closed.

The closures are part of an ongoing $2.2 million bridge repair project on I-40 over Jefferson Street.

The project, which began in October 2013, is scheduled to be completed later this summer.

Information about this weekend’s closure will be posted on portable messages boards in the area. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and seek alternate routes. TDOT also asks drivers to use caution, reduce their speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in work zones across the state.

For more information on TDOT construction project activity visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at or download the new TDOT SmartWay mobile app.

Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information or can follow us on Twitter at for statewide travel information or 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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