I-440 Reconstruction To Begin In November

Posted at 11:38 AM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 17:20:18-04

The reconstruction of Interstate 440 in Nashville is set to begin in November. 

The Tennessee Department of Transportation said Friday that preliminary construction – such as lighting relocation, noise wall construction, shoulder paving, and ramp work – will begin in a matter of weeks. 

Lane closures will be limited to 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. 

The largest phase of the project won’t begin until March 2019. Crews will begin replacing the deteriorated concrete with asphalt and remove grass from the median. 

Instead of cutting and removing the existing concrete, TDOT said the contractor will "rubblize" it into gravel – reducing the existing concrete into rubble – and use the material in the new roadway base. 

In late February 2019, a barrier rail will be installed to protect the construction area. Once that happens, the roadway will be reduced to two travel lanes in each direction during the day, with one lane traffic from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

TDOT said the lane reductions on I-440 will be in place until the project is completed in August 2020. Crews will work 24 hours to complete the project on time. 

Residents who live near the I-440 corridor will hear construction noise. However, TDOT said they’ll work with the contractor to keep residents informed on when they can expect heavy construction in their area. 

There will be two community meetings for anyone who would like more information. They’ll also be answering questions. 
Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   
Granny White Pike Church of Christ
3805 Granny White Pike            
Nashville, TN 37204                                                                                                                                                                 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
MNPD West Precinct
5500 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209