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TDOT: Expect congestion this weekend on Interstates around Nashville

TDOT: Expect congestion this weekend on Interstates around Nashville


Drivers should expect congestion on the interstates around downtown Nashville this weekend, as well as local routes in the East Nashville area, as Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close a portion of I-24 on the downtown interstate loop for maintenance and paving work.

The closure is planned for 8 p.m. Friday, April 20 through 6 a.m. Monday, April 23.

The weekend work will require a complete closure of I-24 from the I-40 split east of downtown Nashville to the I-65 split north of downtown Nashville. Traffic will be diverted onto I-65 and I-40. 

The Jefferson Street, Main Street, Woodland Street, and Korean Veterans Boulevard bridges will all remain open to provide access to downtown from East Nashville. Spring Street will be closed, but drivers can access Jefferson Street via N. 1st Street. Road closure maps are available here:

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.

The maintenance work that will be performed this weekend was added to the $28.5 million contract to replace the I-24 Oldham Street and Spring Street bridges, as well as perform other rehabilitation work on the roadway. The major bridge work was completed last fall. The contractor will also be using this weekend’s closure to complete final paving operations along the corridor.

More project information is available online at

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