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TDOT releases Update on I-24 Eastbound Landslide in Davidson County

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – After three days of clearing and surveying a still-active landslide on I-24 East in northwest Davidson County, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) anticipates being able to safely reopen both travel lanes on Friday, March 15th, 2019.

Over the next two weeks, a TDOT contractor will be working on an accelerated schedule to remove the unstable material that is threatening to fall onto the interstate.

Tennessee Department of Transportation anticipates opening I-24 EB on March 15th.

Tennessee Department of Transportation anticipates opening I-24 EB on March 15th.

Concurrently, crews will be widening the existing roadway 12-15 feet for approximately three-quarters of a mile.

The widening work will allow for two narrowed travel lanes while also providing room for the contractor to continue work to stabilize the slope and remove material.

The muddy conditions around the area have made it extremely difficult to maneuver heavy equipment at the top of the slope.

Because the slope is still sliding, crews also have to exercise extreme caution as they work. The area is forecasted to get more rain in the coming days, which could impact the contractor’s schedule.

 

The complete slope repair will require approximately 50,000 cubic yards of dirt and debris to be removed from the site, and another 50,000 cubic yards of rock to be brought in to stabilize the area.

Traffic on I-24 eastbound is currently being diverted onto Old Hickory Boulevard at Exit 40 and routed to I-65.

TDOT will provide further updates on the road widening and slope repair status next week.

The landslide at mile marker 42 occurred at approximately 10:00pm on Saturday, February 23rd.


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