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Battery Lane Bridge Replacement on Schedule for August 31st Completion

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | 07:10am

Battery Lane Bridge Replacement on Schedule for August 31st Completion

Detours Remain in Place for Back-to-school

 

Nashville, Tenn. –The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) in partnership with Metro Nashville Public Works have nearly completed the second phase of construction to replace the Battery Lane Bridge over the West Fork Brown’s Creek.   The August 31 completion date will be met, but detours will remain in place during the first few weeks that Metro Nashville Public Schools return to class.

The work requires a total closure of both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Battery Lane between Lealand Lane and Granny White Pike.   The road will be closed until construction is complete on or before August 31, 2013. Detours are in place and explained below.  A detour map is also attached.

Beginning Thursday August 1, Metro Police Officers will be in the construction area to assist with traffic during peak travel times. The officers will direct traffic from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the following six high traffic intersections along the detour route:

  • Granny White Pike at Tyne Blvd
  • Lealand Lane at Tyne Blvd
  • Harding Place at Granny White Pike
  • Battery Lane at Lealand Lane
  • Glendale Lane at Granny White Pike
  • Lealand Lane at Glendale Lane

Message Boards will also be in place to alert motorists of the detour routes.  Local two-way traffic will be allowed to access their homes within the construction limits on Battery Lane.

TDOT is managing this $655,236 construction project for Metro Nashville.  Since construction began in June, crews have removed the old bridge and installed a new one. Installation of the new bridge deck, paving, and striping work will be completed by the end of August.

 

NEW!   Media --- photos of the bridge construction can be found here:

High definition video of the bridge and construction can be accessed on TDOT’s YouTube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXiJiUFSS1o

Photos can be accessed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/tndot/sets/72157634856675665/.

 

East to West Detour

 

Coming from Franklin Rd (U.S. 31/ SR 6)

From Battery Lane turn Right onto Lealand Lane

From Lealand Lane turn Left onto Glendale Lane

From Glendale Lane turn Left onto Granny White Pike

From Granny White Pike turn Right back onto Battery Lane/Harding Place

 

West to East Detour

 

Coming from Hillsboro Rd. (U.S. 431/ SR 106)

From Harding Place turn Right onto Granny White Pike

From Granny White Pike turn Left onto Tyne Boulevard

From Tyne Boulevard turn Left onto Lealand Lane

From Lealand Lane turn Right back onto Battery Lane/Harding Place

 

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. 

Android and iPhone users can download TDOT’s SmartWay Mobile App to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways.  The app provides up-to-the-minute customized traffic information and enables the user to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.  The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android. 

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for their destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.

 

For More Information Contact:

Deanna Lambert, TDOT Community Relations Officer

Deanna.Lambert@tn.gov

615-854-5650 cell

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