Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is advising drivers to plan ahead for two weekend interstate closures that will impact the Nashville-Metro area at the end of September.
The two closures are as follows
- Friday, September 20th at 9:00pm through Monday, September 23rd at 5:00am, the I-440 interchange at I-65 will be closed to place beams in order to connect the two I-440 bridges for the $152.9 million I-440 reconstruction project. Traffic going towards the interchange will be reduced to one lane and detoured away from the construction area.
- Eastbound traffic on I-440 will be detoured to I-65 southbound.
- Westbound traffic on I-440 will be detoured to I-65 northbound.
- Northbound traffic on I-65 will be detoured to I-440 eastbound.
- Southbound traffic on I-65 will be detoured to I-440 westbound.
- Franklin Road will be closed from Berry Road to Woodmont Boulevard.
- Map with detour information is available here.
- Friday, September 27th at 9:00pm through Monday, September 30th at 5:00am, I-24 will be closed on the downtown interstate loop from I-40 at the Silliman Evans Bridge to I-65 to repair bridge joints at the Woodland Street, Main Street, and Silliman Evans bridges.
- Interstate traffic will be detoured to I-40 and I-65. East Nashville traffic will be able to access local routes to cross the Cumberland River, including Shelby Avenue, Main Street, Woodland Street, and Spring Street. Map with detour information is available here.
- Local traffic will be able access I-24 westbound at Spring Street. There will be intermittent closures of the I-24 eastbound on-ramp at Shelby Avenue for maintenance activities.
- This work is part of a $1.5 million bridge repair project.
In the event of inclement weather, the alternate date for the I-440/I-65 interchange closure will be the weekend of September 27th and the I-24 closure will be rescheduled for the weekend of October 11th.
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