New lane shifts begin tonight on I-440: What you need to know

Posted at 6:37 AM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 07:57:57-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — More changes are coming to the Interstate 440 construction project that will affect your commute. There are new lane shifts that start Friday night.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation says starting tonight, they'll start new lane shifts between Nolensville Pike and I-24. This portion of the project will end on Wednesday.

Crews are working 24 hours a day, 6 days a week to remove the grassy median, which has long been considered dangerous for head-on collisions, and rubblizing concrete in the inside lanes. They will build a barrier wall and and then will shift to work on the outside lanes.

TDOT officials say the old one wasn't safe and people were crossing over getting into traffic heading in the other direction.

From now until August 2020, the interstate will be limited to two lanes in each direction from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. and it'll be down one in each direction until 5 a.m. the next day.