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Section of Old Hickory Boulevard in West Nashville to Close for Bridge Work

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 10:14am

New Bridge Over Otter Creek to be Installed in One Weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close a short section of SR 254 (Old Hickory Boulevard) in west Nashville this weekend to install a new bridge over Otter Creek. The closure will extend from Chickering Road to Hilllsboro Road (US 431 / SR 106). The work is scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, September 12 at 8:00 p.m. through Monday, September 15 at 6:00 a.m.

During the closure, all traffic will be detoured. Message boards are already in place to alert motorists to the road closure. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and seek alternate routes around the work zone.

The scheduled closure is weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled.

During the closure, the deck, beams and piers of the existing bridge will be removed and replaced with a new single span bridge. The new 95 ton precast unit is already sitting at the project site, ready to be installed. Following this weekend’s closure, bridge rails will be installed and the bridge will be paved and striped.

The work is being done using Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC), a process used by TDOT to speed up construction and repair of highways and bridges. ABC involves a short-term, total road or bridge closure to allow crews the space to do their jobs and the freedom to work around the clock. This dramatically reduces the time to complete a project and the long-term inconvenience to motorists. The $1 million project is expected to be completed by the end of September.

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. 

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.

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