If you commute to and from Nashville you have noticed the orange barrels and lane change notifications at the bridge over the Harpeth and Anderson Road (mile marker 190). The work to be done is not repair work. The 2 bridges will be completely replaced by a new $10.3 million dollar concrete box bean bridge.
The contractor, Bell & Associates plans to work in the median for Phase 1 of the project which is expected to be completed by the summer of 2016.
Two (2) lanes of traffic will be maintained in both directions of I-40 throughout the project. When lane closures are necessary, they will be done nightly. Anderson road will be closed at different times, but it will not be shut down for two years as indicated to you.
TDOT representative Heather Jenson said last week that “two (2) lanes of traffic will be maintained in both directions of I-40 throughout the project.” She added, “When lane closures are necessary, they will be done nightly.”
Concerning Anderson Road, TDOT’s Heather Jenson said, “Initially, we had hoped the closure would be intermittent, but a closer evaluation of the area proved a permanent closure was safer and more effective”. She added “It’s vital to the project to maintain the safety of workers and motorists, while allowing continued access for contract crews. The lengthy closure is permissible under the TDOT contract.”
Anderson Road will also be closed for the duration. The Pegram and Kingston Springs Fire Departments have already worked out a plan of coverage for the time that the road will be closed.