Traffic Shift Planned for Old Hickory Boulevard over Cumberland River
Lanes Reduced from Four to Two
OLD HICKORY, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will shift traffic on State Route 45 (Old Hickory Boulevard) over the Cumberland River in Davidson County for bridge repair. The repair project involves two adjacent truss-style bridges which connect Old Hickory to Madison. Once the shift is in place, traffic will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes until November 2015.
Weather permitting, work is scheduled as follows:
- Monday, December 8, 8:00 p.m.-5:00 a.m., there will be temporary lane closures to prepare for traffic shift.
- Tuesday, December 9, 5:00 a.m. through November 2015, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
The long-term lane reductions will allow crews to repair the bridge decks, structural steel, and pavement. Bridge railing will also be replaced, and existing steel will be cleaned and repainted. The $4.9 million repair project is expected to be completed in November 2015.
The bridges were built in 1928 and 1967, and are two of only 50 truss-style bridges still in use in the state.
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 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.
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.