Downtown loop ramp onto Interstate 65 South to face shutdown on Saturday

Posted at 4:32 PM, Feb 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-17 20:53:49-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The 210 exit ramp for Interstate 65 will shut down Saturday morning due to a large pothole on the bridge on 8th Avenue, Tennessee Department of Transportation officials said.

TDOT said they would reopen the ramp Tuesday morning. The top layer of asphalt cracked due to the damaged concrete underneath it.

This comes from concrete deterioration on the bridge, which is still safe to cross. However, to prevent further damage to the bridge and vehicles that cross it, the traffic will shift to the right lane Friday night. The on-ramp from Demonbreun Street onto I-40/I-65 will also be closed to lessen interstate input.


Due to the nature and location of the damage, an emergency contract and possibly a full closure might happen to make the necessary repairs. TDOT is working to secure a contract while crews implement the traffic plan out of an abundance of caution.

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