I-24 bridge repairs, various road closures to cause weekend detours

Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 5:26pm
Staff reports

Crews contracting with the Tennessee Department of Transportation will again shut down a section of Interstate 24 east of downtown Nashville this weekend for bridge repair work.

The road closures are set to begin at 9 p.m. Friday and continue till 5 a.m. Monday. During the scheduled closures, I-24 eastbound and westbound will be closed from the I-24/I-65 split north of downtown to the I-24/I-40 split east of downtown. The project also requires the closing of sections of Main Street and Woodland Street underneath the interstate.

In addition, from Mon., May 21, through Wed., May 23, there will be temporary lane closures on Main Street and Woodland Street, from South 5th Street to Interstate Drive, to perform bridge repairs. One lane will remain open in each direction.

All scheduled work is weather permitting.

This weekend the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association’s Nashville Nationals car show will be at LP Field. Those trying to access the car show entrance from I-65, I-24 or I-40 should take the Demonbreun Street Exit, then Second Avenue to Korean Veterans Boulevard and across the Gateway Bridge to South Second Street to LP Field.

Anyone trying to access the Swap Meet or Car Corral entrance should exit on Broadway, turn on Fourth Avenue, take Union Street over the Woodland Street Bridge and turn right onto South First Street. For a map of these detours, click here.

According to Metro Public Works, streets around LP Field are already closed in preparation for the Goodguys' show, which starts Friday and ends on Sunday.  Also, early Saturday, portions of Broadway, First and Second avenues and Demonbreun will have rolling road closures between 5:30 a.m. and noon for Ellie’s 5K Run for Africa, while the Fight for Air Walk being staged at Public Square on the Metro Courthouse will require rolling intersection closures between 10-11 a.m.

Other Saturday events include the 2012 Tour de Nash, a series of biking events across Metro to promote the city’s greenways and bikeways, and the Walk Me Home 5K in the Bicentennial Mall. No street closings are planned for either of these events.

For a list of other ongoing TDOT projects in Davidson County and elsewhere in Middle Tennessee click here.

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