A portion of Interstate 40 closed this weekend in downtown Nashville as crews began resurfacing a stretch of the roadway.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s nearly $6 million project covers four miles from Church Street to the Arlington overpass. Around 140,000 drivers travel that route every day.
“Most people who drive on that road know it need to be repaved,” said TDOT spokesperson Heather Jensen. “It’s time for that repaving to happen but we're also putting some bridge repairs in there, too.”
The closure began at 8 p.m. Friday and extends from the I-24 split to I-65, as well as along 2nd Avenue, 4th Avenue, and Lafayette Street.
The closure will run through the weekend and should reopen Monday morning before rush hour. This marks the first of three weekends the south loop will shut down.