I-40 lanes will be closed during weekend for overnight bridge repair near Pegram exit


TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Drivers should plan for weekend delays on I-40 in the Kingston Springs area starting June 14 for a Tennessee Department of Transportation bridge repair project on the Beech Hill Road overpass at mile marker 189.

The work will require lane closures for two weekends.

This tentative schedule is as follows.

  • Friday, June 14, 8 p.m. – Monday, June 17, 5 a.m. – There will be alternating lane closures on I-40 in both directions at mile marker 189 in Cheatham County (between the Pegram and Kingston Springs exits).
  • Friday, June 21, 8 p.m. – Monday, June 24, 5 a.m. – There will be alternating lane closures on I-40 in both directions at mile marker 189 in Cheatham County (between the Pegram and Kingston Springs exits).

The weekend work is dependent on weather and project progress. June 28-July 1 will be the alternate weekend if needed.

The contractor plans to begin lane closures in the westbound direction for both weekends. Once that work is completed, the westbound lane closure will be opened and crews will close an eastbound lane. TDOT estimates the switch to eastbound will begin late in the day on Saturday, but drivers are encouraged to check www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic for real-time updates.

There will also be overnight lane closures between 8 p.m.-5 a.m. for the repairs starting at the end of this month.

The repair project calls for heat straightening of the steel beams and structural steel repairs. The contract amount is $324,307.

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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