SECOND CLOSURE CONFIRMED FOR I-40 FAST FIX 8 PROJECT IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE
Motorists Advised to Plan Ahead
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close a two-mile stretch of I-40 on the west side of downtown Nashville for bridge construction. The closure is scheduled as follows.
· Friday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m. through Monday, August 3 at 6:00 a.m.
I-40 will be closed from the I-40/I-65 split west of downtown to the I-40/I-65 split south of downtown.
Jo Johnston Avenue will be closed from 11th Avenue to 16th Avenue.
During the closures, all traffic will be detoured to allow crews to remove and replace the I-40 eastbound bridge over Jo Johnston Avenue. Both eastbound and westbound lanes are needed to allow workers, equipment, and materials access to the bridge site. Work will continue around the clock in order to have the new bridge ready by Monday morning rush hour.
What Drivers Need to Know
Plan Ahead – Know your alternate route before you leave for your destination.
Allow Extra Travel Time – Expect congestion in the downtown area, including interstates and local roads.
Avoid the Area – Seek a route away from downtown if your destination is not in the downtown area.
Event Traffic – There are several events downtown this weekend. Motorists leaving downtown should follow an eastern or northern route to access interstates after the I-40 closure is in place.
No on or off-ramp access at Demonbreun Street, Broadway, Church Street, and Charlotte Avenue.
Ramp to I-40 West from 2nd and 4th Avenue will be closed.
Message boards will alert motorists to the closures and alternate routes. Detours are also available online.
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.