Transportation updates: 3 road projects to know in Southwest Nashville

ONGOING I-440 reconstruction

Reconstruction on I-440 from I-40 to I-24 includes creating three lanes of traffic in each direction, repairing noise walls and completing other safety improvements.

Timeline: fall 2018-August 2020

Cost: $152.9 million

Funding source: Tennessee Department of Transportation

ONGOING: Hillwood Boulevard bridge repair

This project will reconstruct the Hillwood Boulevard bridge in Belle Meade, which crosses over the CSX railroad tracks near Harding Pike and Lynnwood Boulevard.

Timeline: Oct. 1-Aug. 1

Cost: $2.3 million

Funding sources: TDOT, Metro Nashville, city of Belle Meade

RECENTLY COMPLETED: Foster Avenue bridge

Work on the bridge over the CSX Railroad tracks on Foster Avenue was completed in early May. The road closure from Glenrose Avenue to Murfreesboro Pike has been removed, according to Metro Nashville Public Works.

Timeline: April-May

Cost: $5.4 million

Funding source: Metro Nashville



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Metro Nashville courthouse
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The state will intervene unless Metro Nashville's budget is amended.

TDOT I-440
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Freda Player-Peters
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Metro Nashville Public Schools
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