Closures on I-65 To Cause Weekend Headaches

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NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close multiple lanes on I-65 in both directions over the weekend from the Trinity Lane area to Briley Parkway. The work is scheduled as follows.

 ·        Friday, February 26, 9PM through Sunday, February 28, 12PM (Noon)

There will be lane closures on I-65 northbound from Fern Avenue to just north of the Briley Parkway intersection and I-65 southbound from north of Briley Parkway to the I-24 westbound intersection to allow for restriping and new overhead sign construction.  There will be one lane of traffic in each direction. This is likely to cause heavy congestion, so motorists should plan ahead for delays and seek an alternate route if possible.

Motorists are also advised to take note of the following additional closures. 

·        Thursday, February 25, 9PM–5AM – There will be a lane closure on I-65 southbound starting just north of the I-24/I-65 split and extending to the Dickerson Pike exit.  This will allow for the installation of overhead signs.  Traffic will be stopped temporarily while the signs are hung.

·        Friday, February 26, 9AM–3PM – There will be a lane closure on I-65 northbound at Trinity Lane.  This will allow for paving the transition from the asphalt to the new concrete.

 

The scheduled lane closures are weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled.

 

The work will allow contract crews to open the remaining newly constructed lanes on I-65 in both directions from Dickerson Pike to Trinity Lane, as part of the $50 million widening project that will expand I-65 from six to ten lanes in that area.

 

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel.

 

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.

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