Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation says all roadwork has wrapped up on the State Route 237 widening and I-24 interchange modification project. The newly widened SR 237 is five lanes from I-24 to International Boulevard.
The roadway has dedicated turn lanes and traffic signals for vehicles entering and exiting the interstate or the proposed industrial development site of Hankook Tire.
Improvements to the I-24 interchange include ramp reconstruction and two new bridges over I-24. The project cost is approximately $12.9 million.
There is still some dirt work remaining. Once work is completed crews can apply the final thermoplastic striping.
Construction is still underway on the new Park & Ride facility site at Exit 11 (SR 76 / Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway) and it is expected to be completed this fall.
Riders will continue to use the current Park & Ride facility at Exit 8 until the new site is finished.
The project started construction in October 2014.
Visit the project website at www.tn.gov/tdot/topic/i-24t-exit-8-sr-237-rossview-road for more information.
Tennessee Department of Transportation
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