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I-65 in Downtown Nashville Reduced to One Lane Starting Sunday for Bridge Repair

Thursday, August 09, 2012 | 06:12am

Nashville, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close lanes on Interstate 65 North and South near the 3rd Avenue overpass north of downtown Nashville beginning Sunday August 12, 2012 as a bridge repair project gets underway. The project is located on I-65 from mile marker 85 (Metro Center Boulevard) to mile marker 86 (I-24/I-65 split).

 The lane closures are as follows:


  • Sunday, August 12 and Monday August 13, 8:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. (EACH NIGHT) – Two lanes of I-65 southbound will be closed for bridge work. One lane will remain open.


  • Tuesday, August 14, 8:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. – The inside lane of I-65 northbound and southbound will be closed for bridge work. Two lanes will remain open in each direction.


  • Wednesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 16, 8:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. (EACH NIGHT) – Two lanes of I-65 northbound will be closed for bridge work. One lane will remain open. 

 The lane closures are part of a $940,000 project to replace the bridge deck on the 3rd Avenue bridge that crosses over Interstate 65. The project is expected to be complete by May 2013. 

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  Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information or can follow us on Twitter at for statewide travel information or 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.


For More Information Contact:

Deanna Lambert, TDOT Region 3 Community Relations Officer

(615) 854-5650 cell



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