$30.5 million project is underway now in southeast Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Construction is underway on an interchange improvement project on Interstate 24 at Hickory Hollow Parkway in Nashville.
The current interchange at Exit 60 is a partial access facility, which was constructed to accommodate the Hickory Hollow Mall area in the 1970s. The $30.5 million project will modify the interchange to a full access facility, allowing drivers to access the south side (Cane Ridge area) of I-24 from Exit 60.
The changes will help relieve congestion at Exit 59 (SR 254/Bell Road), and improve access to this rapidly growing area. The project also includes safety improvements at the Old Hickory Boulevard eastbound exit ramp (Exit 62).
Most of the lane closures for this project will be done at night, between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., but there will be some lane closures during the day on weekends starting in Spring 2019. The prime contractor is Jones Bros. Contractors and the contract completion date is May 31, 2021.
The interchange will be middle Tennessee’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI). DDIs have a criss-cross design which allows high volumes of traffic to move through the interchange and reduces conflict points compared to conventional diamond interchanges. There are two DDIs in use in Tennessee, one on I-40 at the Sevierville exit and one on US 129 in Blount County. Watch the I-24 DDI simulation and sign up for email updates on the project information webpage – https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/region-3/interstate-24-hickory-hollow-pkwy-interchange.html.
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