I-440 to fully reopen on July 2, one month ahead of schedule

Posted at 10:03 AM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 11:03:43-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — All lanes of Interstate 440 in Nashville will reopen on July 2, one month ahead of schedule.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation said crews will begin reopening lanes Wednesday evening. By next week, the contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., will remove traffic cones and construction signs.

The I-440 corridor will be fully open on Thursday, July 2.

The $154.8-million project features a new asphalt roadway which replaces the deteriorated concrete, three travel lanes in each direction. It also includes auxiliary lanes, new lighting, new color overhead message boards, new landscaping, and ramp safety improvements at the 21st Avenue and Murphy Avenue exits.

It's the state's largest and most expensive road project to date.