I-24 Weekend Closure Scheduled in Downtown NashvilleFirst of two weekend closures scheduled August 2-5
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close a portion of Interstate 24 in downtown Nashville for bridge repair work the weekend of August 2. The closure schedule is as follows.
· Friday, August 2 at 9 p.m. through Monday, August 5 at 5 a.m., I-24 will be closed on the downtown interstate loop from I-40 at the Silliman Evans bridge to I-65.
Traffic will be detoured to I-40 and I-65. East Nashville traffic will be able to access local routes to cross the Cumberland River, including Shelby Avenue, Main Street, Woodland Street, and Spring Street.
The weekend of September 6-9 will be the alternate weekend for work in case of inclement weather.
The I-24 closure is needed for a $1.5 million bridge repair project that includes joint replacement and repairs at the bridges over Main Street and Woodland Street, as well as the Silliman Evans bridge.
During the weekend of August 2, crews will be working 24/7 on the Main Street and Woodland Street bridges, including removal and replacement of the bridge joints.
The second weekend closure for the Silliman Evans repair work has not been scheduled, but TDOT estimates it will be in early fall.
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