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I-24 in Montgomery County to Close for Weekend Bridge Work

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 07:57am

Traffic to Utilize On- & Off-Ramps at Rossview Road

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close a short section of Interstate 24 and State Route 237 (Rossview Road) in Clarksville to prepare for bridge removal. During the closures, traffic will use the on- and off-ramps at SR 237. The work is scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, April 17, 8:00 p.m. through Monday, April 20, 5:00 a.m. – I-24 westbound (only) and SR 237 bridge over I-24 will be closed.
  • Friday, May 15, 8:00 p.m. through Monday, May 18, 5:00 a.m. – I-24 eastbound (only) and SR 237 bridge over I-24 will be closed.

 

These operations will likely create lengthy delays for traffic on I-24. All traffic will be detoured off the interstate at Exit 8 and immediately back onto the interstate using the exit and entrance ramps. The bridge over the interstate will be closed to allow interstate traffic to maintain flow across the ramps. Although the ramps will be accessible, motorists are advised to plan ahead and utilize alternate routes if possible.

The Park & Ride facility on Rossview Road will also be closed from Friday at 6 p.m. to Monday at 5 a.m. during each of the weekend interstate closures. Motorists returning to the facility after 6 p.m. Friday will be escorted to the lot to retrieve their vehicles.

Message boards are in place to alert motorists to the road closures. Tennessee Highway Patrol and TDOT HELP trucks will also be on-site to assist with traffic.

The scheduled closures are weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent work from occurring as scheduled, the time will be adjusted or the work will be rescheduled.

The lane closures are necessary to access, remove, and contain asbestos from under the bridge. Later this year, the old bridge will be removed and a new bridge will be built. The work is part of a $12.9 million project that will modify the interchange and widen SR 237 in Montgomery County.

TDOT asks drivers to use caution, reduce speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in work zones across the state. From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. 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. 

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

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