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Section of I-440 Eastbound Reduced to One Lane in Nashville This Weekend

Thursday, November 10, 2011 | 03:54am
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will close a lane on I-440 Eastbound this weekend to perform concrete repair work. The right lane of I-440 Eastbound from Nolensville Road to the I-24 split will be closed beginning Friday, November 11, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. The lane will reopen no later than Monday, November 14 at 5:00 a.m.
 
During this weekend’s lane closure, workers will make repairs to the concrete parapet wall at the bridge that crosses over the CSX Railroad. The repairs are necessary to prepare for an upcoming traffic shift on this section of I-440 East. The work is part of a $7.6 million widening project that will add an additional travel lane on I-440 East from Nolensville Road to the I-24 split. The entire project is expected to be complete by August 2013.
 
TDOT will use its overhead Dynamic Message Signs and portable message boards to alert motorists of the lane closures. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and expect delays. TDOT 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 www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information or can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel information or www.twitter.com/Nashville511 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 their destination.
 
 
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For more information:

B.J. Doughty

TDOT Director of Community Relations & Communications

Office 615.741.7736

Mobile 615.714.8556

BJ.Doughty@tn.gov

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