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I-440 Eastbound To Be Closed 10 Weekends Into Fall

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Travel on Interstate 440 in Nashville will be a weekend challenge all summer.

Major concrete repairs on the eastbound lanes begin Friday, June 28, and will last for 10 weekends.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will close a one-mile section of all eastbound lanes on Friday nights and reopen them in time for the Monday's commute. The affected area is between Interstate 65 and Interstate 24.

Workers will jackhammer deteriorating concrete and pour new pavement as part of a project to widen eastbound I-440.

More than 106,000 vehicles travel the 7.66 mile I-440 corridor each day. It was opened in 1987.

The project is expected to be completed in October.

"The alternate way of doing it is closing down a lane at a time for months on end," said TDOT spokeswoman Deanna Lambert.

There will be no work on holiday weekends and construction is subject to weather conditions.

The next nine interstate closures are tentatively planned for the following weekends:

July 12th – July 15th

July 19th – July 22nd

July 26th – July 29th

August 2nd – August 5th

August 9th – August 12th

August 16th – August 19th

September 6th – September 9th

September 13th – September 16th

October 11th – October 13th

Detour Map: https://news.tn.gov/sites/default/files/I-440%20concrete%20repairs%20FINAL%20MAP_0.pdf

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