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I-40 at the Harpeth River in Cheatham County Reduced to One Lane This Weekend for Bridge Repair

Thursday, June 14, 2012 | 08:50am

Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close lanes on Interstate 40 East and West near the Davidson-Cheatham County line this weekend to perform bridge repair work.

I-40 from mile marker 188.5 to mile marker 187.5 will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 5:00 a.m. The lanes will reopen no later than Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. The lane reductions are located between the McCrory Lane Exit (#192) at the western boundary of Davidson County and the Kingston Springs Exit (#188) in Cheatham County. 

During this weekend’s lane closures, workers will continue repairs to the I-40 eastbound and westbound bridges that cross over the Harpeth River. The bridge repairs are being completed as part of a $5.2 million interstate resurfacing project. The entire project is expected to be complete by July 2012.

Previous weekend closures have resulted in lengthy delays on Interstate 40 East and West. TDOT will use overhead and portable message boards to alert motorists of the lane closures. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and seek alternate routes if possible. Law enforcement officers will be on site in the work zone to provide traffic control as the work is being completed. TDOT also 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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