Major roadwork will affect I-440, I-65 and Franklin Road this weekend and is expected to cause travel delays throughout the Nashville area.
Starting Friday at 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. on Monday, northbound traffic on I-65 will be detoured to I-440 east, southbound traffic on I-65 will be detoured to I-440 west, eastbound traffic on I-440 will be detoured to I-65 south and westbound traffic on I-440 will be detoured to I-65 north. Franklin Pike will also be closed from Berry Road to Woodmont Boulevard.
According to a news release by the Metro Nashville Police Department, the Tennessee Department of Transportation is working on an I-440 reconstruction project as well as performing beam work to connect the I-65/I-440 interchange bridges.
Nashville residents and visitors are encouraged to be aware of the closures, plan ahead and expect travel delays throughout the greater Nashville area.
This is a busy weekend for Middle Tennessee with Franklin’s two-day Pilgrimage Music Festival kicking off on Saturday morning, the Music City Food + Wine Festival set for Friday through Sunday in Nashville and the African Street Festival and Brew Fest in Nashville on Friday along with hundreds of other events across the region.
According to the news release, MNPD officers and Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers will be staffing the closures including the following areas.
Hillsboro Pike at I-440
MNPD officers will monitor traffic at the Hillsboro Pike/I-440 ramps and will manually control traffic signals at Woodlawn Drive and Sharondale Drive/Lombardy Avenue.
The two traffic signals on the Hillsboro Pike overpass that normally control the turning of traffic onto I-440 will be set to flash.
Nolensville Pike at I-440
Officers will monitor traffic at the access ramps on Nolensville Pike and will manually control traffic signals for traffic flowing from I-440 onto Nolensville Pike.
Wedgewood Avenue at I-65
Officers will monitor traffic at the access ramps on Wedgewood Avenue at I-65 as well as traffic at the intersection of Wedgewood Avenue and 8th Avenue South.
They will manually control the traffic signals at 8th Avenue South and at the I-65/Wedgewood Avenue access ramps.
Harding Place at I-65
Officers will monitor traffic at the I-65 access ramps on Harding Place as well as traffic at the intersection of Franklin Pike and Harding Place and Trousdale Drive & Harding Place.
They will manually control the traffic signals at the access ramps and at the Franklin Pike and Trousdale Drive intersections.
Old Hickory Boulevard at I-65
Officers will monitor traffic at the I-65 access ramps on Old Hickory Boulevard as well as traffic at the intersection of Franklin Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard and Franklin Pike Circle and Old Hickory Boulevard.
They will manually control the traffic signals at the access ramps and at the Franklin Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard intersection.
According to the news release, during non-peak hours, when the manual control of traffic signals is not needed, a response team of MNPD officers will be working to address any issues that arise due to construction and traffic.