I-24 eastbound reopens, weeks after landslide shut down part of Interstate

Posted at 2:53 PM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 08:11:57-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Interstate 24 eastbound near Old Hickory Blvd. (mile marker 42) reopened Wednesday night.

The section of I-24 has been closed since a landslide on February 23rd. Some 36,000 yards of material had to be removed from the hill as part of the fix.

I-24 eastbound has been temporarily widened around the site of the slide to accommodate two lanes of traffic while crews continue working on permanent slope repairs.

The permanent repairs include additional excavation of the slope and installation of a rock buttress behind a rock bench approximately 50 feet wide. TDOT estimates this work will take 2-3 months to complete.

The estimated cost for the permanent repairs and roadwork required to open I-24 to traffic is $8 million.