I-65 South Ramp to I-440 West Closed This Weekend

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 | 07:00pm

Various concrete repairs to I-440 will continue through OctoberNashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced today that it will be making badly needed concrete repairs to the surface of I-440 from now until the end of the year. These repairs will take place during weekend hours in order to avoid interfering with high volume work-day traffic. However, this work will involve lane closures that will cause significant delays on I-440 and possibly on surrounding roadways. TDOT will make weekly announcements about the lane closures prior to each impacted weekend as part of the department’s regular weekly lane closure report that is sent to the media and to community partners.

This weekend, TDOT will be closing the I-440 westbound entrance ramp from Interstate 65 South. The closure is necessary to make repairs to the concrete entrance ramp. The ramp will be closed beginning Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m. until Monday, July 17 at 6 a.m.

“The concrete on the ramp, and on many parts of I-440, has deteriorated and is creating potholes that could be dangerous to motorists,” said Winston Gaffron, Transportation Director for Middle Tennessee. “We are only conducting spot repairs and the work on the weekend out of consideration for the thousands of motorists who travel on I-440 during the week.”

Message boards will be posted on I-65 South at Metro Center, diverting motorists to I-40 West, then to I-440 East. Other motorists traveling on I-65 South will be directed to the Harding Place exit, then to I-65 North to I-440. Please see the map below for a detailed view of the detours.

The I-440 corridor runs 7.66 miles and connects with I-65 and I-40. Approximately 98,000 vehicles travel on I-440 each day. The interstate connector was completed in 1987.

TDOT encourages all motorists to check the TDOT website at www.tn.gov/tdot or call the Road Information Hotline at 1-800-858-6349 for more information on all road closures across the state.

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