Transportation updates: 3 road projects to keep in mind during your commute

Located in downtown Nashville, this project will repave I-440 from I-40 to I-24 and create three lanes of traffic in each direction with noise walls and safety improvements.

Located in downtown Nashville, this project will repave I-440 from I-40 to I-24 and create three lanes of traffic in each direction with noise walls and safety improvements.




I-440 reconstruction


Reconstruction on I-440 from I-40 to I-24 includes creating three lanes of traffic in each direction. Beginning Aug. 12, traffic patterns started shifting from the outside to inside lanes. Lane shifts will be complete by the end of September.

Timeline: fall 2018-August 2020
Cost: $152.9 million
Funding source: Tennessee Department of Transportation






Hillwood Boulevard bridge repair


The Hillwood Boulevard bridge in Belle Meade, which crosses over the CSX railroad tracks, reopened July 26 after months of construction to replace the bridge.

Timeline: Oct. 1-July 26
Cost: $2.3 million
Funding sources: TDOT, Metro Nashville, city of Belle Meade






Regional: Franklin Road widening


Lane closures continue along Franklin Road from Concord Road to just past Moores Lane as crews work to widen the road from two to five lanes.

Timeline: 2017-21
Cost: $26.7 million
Funding sources: TDOT, city of Brentwood


By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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