ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WTVF) — It's going to be the first "diverging diamond interchange" in Middle Tennessee... to address to steep growth in Southeast Davidson County.
And this weekend, the work to extend the Hickory Hollow interchange on I-24 will force a major ramp closure in Antioch.
With the growth in the area...TDOT is hard at work to add a Hickory Hollow ramp to south side of I-24... to make it a full access interchange.
Right now you can only get off the interstate toward the other side. It was originally built to get people to the old Hickory Hollow Mall.
Part of the work will mean a major ramp closure this weekend.
The Bell Rd entrance ramp to I-24 eastbound will shut down Friday night at 8 o'clock.
TDOT says this is to lay a stone base and pave in the area... to eventually tie it in to the new interchange.
This weekend, you'll have to detour south and use Hickory Hollow to get on to I-24 east instead.
The Bell Rd ramp toward Nashville will not be impacted.
This should clear up by 5 am Monday morning.
Some other traffic issues to be aware of, from TDOT:
- RUTHERFORD COUNTY: The Resurfacing of I-24 from the Davidson County line to the Rocky Fork Overpass: Friday July 19 at 8PM through Monday, July 22 at 5AM, The westbound exit ramp to Sam Ridley Parkway (Exit 66) will be closed for ramp repair work.
- DAVIDSON COUNTY: Repair of the bridges on I-24 over US 31 E (SR6) over Woodland Street (LM 14.54) and the Cumberland River (LM 15.23)
- LOOK AHEAD: Friday, August 2 at 9PM through Monday, August 5 at 5AM, I-24 will be closed in both directions between I-40 interchange and I-65 interchange (east loop) for bridge joint repair. Interstate traffic will be detoured on I-65 around the west side of the downtown loop. No local routes will be closed. More info https://www.tn.gov/tdot/news/2019/7/18/i-24-weekend-closure-scheduled-in-downtown-nashville.html [tn.gov]