NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close a section of Interstate 24 East between State Route 155 (Briley Parkway) and Interstate 65 in Davidson County. The work is scheduled as follows.

·        Friday, February 19, 9 p.m. through Sunday, February 21 at 12 p.m.

During the closure, all eastbound traffic will be detoured at Exit 18B (SR 155/Briley Parkway) and redirected to I-65 on the north side of the I-24 junction. The detour will be signed. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and seek alternate routes.

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

The work is part of the widening project that will expand I-65 from six to ten lanes from Trinity Lane to Dickerson Pike. Crews will be removing and restriping lane markings.

All drivers are reminded the speed limit in the work zone is 45 mph.

The $50 million project is expected to be finished in May 2016.

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