I-40 Downtown Closed This Weekend For 3rd Time

Posted: 5:05 PM, Aug 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-12 15:48:28-04
I-40 Downtown Closed This Weekend For 3rd Time

A one-mile stretch of Interstate 40 is shut down this weekend along the south loop of downtown Nashville for bridge repairs.

The closure began at 8 p.m. Friday and will last until 6 a.m. Monday.

Crews closed I-40 from the I-40/I-24 split near the Silliman Evans Bridge to the I-40/I-65 split near the Adventure Science Center. Officials said 2nd Avenue underneath I-40 was also closed.

This is the third and final closure scheduled for this section of I-40. It’s part of a $5.8 million resurfacing and bridge repair project extending from Church Street to Arlington Avenue.

Unlike the last closure, Lafayette Street remained open during this closure.

Also closed most of the weekend is 4th Avenue; however, officers did work with TDOT to temporarily open 4th Avenue and the I-40 ramps during post-concert traffic late Saturday from Nissan Stadium. Those areas were open from approximately 10 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday.

Be sure to plan ahead, know your alternate routes, allow extra travel time, and avoid downtown if your destination is not in that area.