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Lane Closures on Interstate 40 & White Bridge Road in West Nashville

Thursday, April 07, 2011 | 05:42am
NASHVILLE – Work continues to progress on I-40 at White Bridge Road in west Nashville, the state’s second largest Recovery Act funded project. Over the coming days and nights, there will be lane closures on White Bridge Road and on I-40 as contract crews continue construction of the new overpass bridge. The closures are as follows:
 White Bridge Road at Interstate 40
  • Thursday April 7, 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. – There will be alternating lane closures in order to shift traffic to the west side of the bridge.
  • Saturday April 9, 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. – There will be alternating lane closures in order to complete traffic shift.
  Interstate 40 East and West at White Bridge Road
  • Saturday April 9, 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. – The inside lane of I-40 East and West will be closed to install storm sewer in the median. Two lanes will remain open in each direction.
  • Monday April 11 through Wednesday April 13, 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. (EACH NIGHT) – There will be one lane of I-40 East and West closed in order to demolish the old bridge over I-40. At approximately 10:00 p.m. there will be a second lane closed on both I-40 East and West. One lane will remain open in each direction.
The lane closures are part of the Interstate 40/White Bridge Road Interchange Modification Project, which includes new flyover ramps from I-40 East to Briley Parkway North and Briley Parkway South to I-40 West, and the replacement of the White Bridge Road overpass. The $32 million project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is scheduled to be complete in August 2011.
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For more information:

B.J. Doughty

TDOT Reg. 3 Community Relations Officer

Office 615.350.4302

Mobile 615.714.8556

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