I-65 Closure for Wedgewood Ave. Bridge RepairAdditional ramp improvements planned for spring 2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close I-65 in Nashville at the Wedgewood Avenue bridge to make repairs. The closure information is as follows:
· Friday, October 23 at 8 p.m. through Monday, October 26 at 5 a.m., TDOT contract crews will close I-65 at the Wedgewood Avenue bridge.
o Northbound traffic will be routed on I-440 to I-40/I-24 (downtown interstate loop).
o Southbound traffic will be routed on I-40/I-24 (downtown interstate loop) to I-440.
o Local traffic will be able to access I-65 via the Wedgewood on-ramps.
The weekend closure date is dependent on weather and project progress. The alternate date will be the weekend of October 30.
TDOT will use its overhead Dynamic Message Signs to direct motorists around the closure. Drivers are advised to be alert and follow the posted directions. Law enforcement officers will be on site in the work zone to provide traffic control as the work is being completed.
Prior to the I-65 weekend closure, contract crews will have nightly lane closures on Wedgewood Avenue under the I-65 bridge starting on Sunday, October 4. The closures will take place between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday until October 15.
There will be two additional partial interstate closures to complete the $2.4 million bridge repair project in the spring of 2021.
In addition to bridge repairs at the I-65 Wedgewood Avenue interchange, a ramp safety project in this area is anticipated to begin construction in early 2021. The project includes construction of a new right turn lane onto Wedgewood Ave. from I-65 southbound and new pedestrian signal poles.
For more information on the bridge repair and ramp safety projects, visit the project website: https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/region-3/interstate-65-wedgewood-ave-interchange.html