TDOT summer Interstate weekend work in Downtown Nashville


NASHVILLE: 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 to close 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 online. The tentative dates are as follows.

  • Friday, June 22 at 8PM through Monday, June 25 at 6AM
  • Friday, July 13 at 8PM through Monday, July 16 6AM

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 online. The tentative closure dates are as follows.

  • Friday, July 27 at 8PM through Monday, July 30 at 6AM
  • Friday, August 3 at 8PM through Monday, August 6 at 6AM
  • Friday, August 10 at 8PM through Monday August 13 at 6AM

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 –


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Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 50 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. Now "retired," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costume designer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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