Friday marks the sixth weekend a portion of Interstate 24 will be shutdown during a 13-weekend bridge repair project through east Nashville.
Starting at 9 p.m., I-24 eastbound and westbound will be closed between the I-24 and I-65 split north of downtown to the I-24 and I-40 split east of downtown.
The interstate will reopen Monday at 5 a.m.
Drivers are urged to take alternate routes during the construction period. Traffic is expected to be busy along Broadway this weekend during the Nashville Pride Festival.
Last weekend, the interstate stayed open to traffic during the CMA Music Festival and next weekend it will remain open for Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's ‘Brother's of the Sun Tour.'
Construction is set to continue the following weekend until final completion scheduled for August 31. During the weekend's construction, crews will be laying down more pre-fabricated deck panels. The repairs are part of an $8.7 million project to rehabilitate the bridge built in 1961.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation told Nashville's News 2 project construction is running on time. Drivers will be directed around the construction with marked detour and construction signs.
In addition to the weekend closures, there will be temporary lane closures Friday June 15 through Wednesday June 20 on Main Street and Woodland Street from South 5th Street to Interstate Drive for more bridge repairs. One lane will remain open in both directions.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:07:37 GMT
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