NASHVILLE — Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will reduce Interstate 40 East in Cheatham County to one lane this weekend in order to perform repairs to the Beech Hill Road Bridge that crosses over I-40. There will be one lane closed on I-40 eastbound between mile marker 185 and mile marker 186 from Friday, November 1st at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, November 4th at 6:00 a.m.
This weekend’s lane reduction is necessary to straighten the bridge beams that were damaged by an oversized vehicle. Crews will begin by closing the right lane on I-40 eastbound. When those repairs are finished, they will open the right lane and close the left lane on I-40 eastbound. One lane on I-40 eastbound will be open at all times. All lanes on Beech Hill Road will be open.
The work is weather dependent. Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent this work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled.
TDOT will use its overhead Dynamic Message Signs to alert motorists of the closure. Law enforcement officers will be on-site in the work zone to provide traffic control as the work is being completed. TDOT also asks drivers to use caution, reduce their speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in work zones across the state.
For more information on TDOT construction project activity visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information or can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel information or www.twitter.com/Nashville511 for traffic information in the Nashville area.
Android and iPhone users can download TDOT’s SmartWay Mobile App to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways. The app provides up-to-the-minute customized traffic information and enables the user to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes. The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android.
As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for their destination. Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.