NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is preparing for another major interstate project in downtown Nashville using the innovative process of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC).
The $28.5 million project will replace the I-24 bridges that cross over Oldham Street and Spring Street on the eastern loop of downtown and include deck repairs to the Silliman Evans Bridge. The entire area will be resurfaced as part of the project.
ABC speeds up construction and repair of highways and bridges by allowing short-term, total road or bridge closures to allow crews the space to do their jobs and the ability to work around the clock. This dramatically reduces the time to complete a project and the long-term inconvenience to motorists.
The work will require a complete closure of I-24 from the I-40 split east of downtown Nashville to the I-65 split north of downtown Nashville for a minimum of four weekends starting this fall. Closures will not conflict with any Tennessee Titans games at Nissan Stadium, The Tomato Arts Fest, or Tennessee State University’s Homecoming game at Nissan Stadium.
TDOT has orchestrated several successful ABC projects on downtown Nashville interstates, including the Fast Fix 8 project in 2015 which replaced eight bridges on I-40, and the 2012 replacement of the I-24 bridges over Woodland Street and Main Street in East Nashville which required the same interstate closure configuration on I-24 as the current project. – See more at: https://www.tn.gov/news/50974#sthash.P8FuOYCL.dpuf