I-440 construction zone will be extended to I-24 this weekend


I-440 construction zone will be extended to I-24 this weekend

Starting the night of Friday, March 22, the contractor for the I-440 reconstruction project will begin shifting traffic on I-440 between Nolensville Road and I-24 as the weather allows, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Initial work begin at the beginning of the month west of I-65 between the Granny White Pike area and West End Avenue, and worked its way east to Nolensville Road the weekend of March 15.

The entire corridor soon will be under heavy construction, according to TDOT. The contractor will be removing the elevated grassy median and rubblizing concrete in the inside lanes. From now through August 2020, I-440 will be restricted to two travel lanes in each direction from 5 a.m.-9 p.m., and one travel lane in each direction from 9 p.m.-5 a.m.

The contract for the $152 million project was awarded to Kiewit Infrastructure South Group this past August, and includes an August 2020 completion date. The contractor will be rubblizing the existing deteriorated concrete and using the material in the new asphalt roadway.

The full 7.64 mile-long I-44- loop from I-24 and I-40 west of the Nashville airport, and I-40 just west of Charlotte Pike in West Nashville, was completed in April, 1987.

For more information on the I-440 reconstruction project and to sign up for email updates, visit https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/region-3/interstate-440.html.

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