NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation has scheduled weekend lane closures on I-24 westbound and I-40 westbound in Nashville for repairs on the Arlington Avenue bridge over I-40/I-24 during the weekend of July 12.
The closures are as follows.
July 12 at 8 p.m. through July 15 at 5 a.m.
· Traffic on I-24 westbound south of downtown will be diverted to I-440 west (exit 53) and I-40 east to Briley Parkway (exit 52B). Through traffic is encouraged to use Briley Parkway to detour to I-24 west. Drivers headed to downtown Nashville should take I-440 to I-65.
· I-40 westbound will be reduced to one lane at the Arlington Avenue bridge at mile marker 213.
· I-40 eastbound and I-24 eastbound will not be impacted.
During the weekend lane closures, crews will be repairing a concrete beam on the bridge. The cost of the repair contract is $537,500.00
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