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TDOT will close highways at the I-65/I-40 split to repair bridge damaged by crash


TDOT will close highways at the I-65/I-40 split to repair bridge damaged by crash

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

This summer, Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will be working on two different areas of the downtown interstate loop that will require weekend lane closures and shutdowns.

The first area is the I-40 eastbound overpass at the I-65/I-40 split that was hit by a large water truck in late April. Crews will need toclose the I-65 northbound ramp to I-40 westbound for two weekends for repair work. I-40 eastbound access from west of the bridge will be reduced to one lane during this time. I-40 westbound traffic will not be impacted. A map is available here: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/tdot/region-3-documents/i-40-resurfacing/I-40_I-65_Weekend_Bridge_Repair.pdf. The tentative dates are as follows.

From 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, through 6 a.m. Monday, June 25

From 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, through 6 a.m. Monday, July 16

 In the event of inclement weather, July 20-23 has been designated as the makeup weekend.

The second affected area is the I-40 bridge over 2nd Ave., 4th Ave., and Lafayette Street, which is scheduled for repairs. Crews will need to completely close I-40 from the I-65 split by the Adventure Science Center to the I-24 split at the Silliman Evans Bridge (the south loop) for three weekends. A map is available here: https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/tdot/region-3-documents/i-40-resurfacing/I-40_Weekend_Resurfacing.pdf. The tentative closure dates are as follows.

From 8 p.m. Friday, July 27, through 6 a.m. Monday, July 30

From 8 p.m. Friday, August 3, through 6 a.m. Monday, August 6

From 8 p.m. Friday, August 10 ,through 6 a.m. Monday August 13

 In the event of inclement weather, August 24-27 has been designated as the makeup weekend.

 This work is part of a $5.8 million resurfacing project on I-40 from Church Street to Arlington Avenue, which is already underway.

 The I-40 eastbound overpass repairs at I-65/I-40 were incorporated into the I-40 resurfacing project contract. The cost for the repairs for these repairs is estimated at $750,000.

 All closures are dependent on weather and project progress and are subject to change. TDOT will provide confirmation of the weekend work the Thursday prior to the tentative start. More information is available on the project website – https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/region-3/interstate-40-resurfacing-downtown-nashville.html.

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