NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Friday, September 20th, the Tennessee Department of Transportation awarded a contract to replace deteriorating concrete on I-40 west over the Charlotte Avenue Bridge.
For the bridge repair project, the Department received bids from three different contractors, with Jamison Construction, LLC submitting the lowest bid of $399,060. This project will require one total weekend closure of I-40 westbound at the Charlotte Avenue Bridge. Crews would work from Friday night at 8 p.m. to Monday morning at 5 a.m. to replace a 200 foot long section of the concrete bridge deck.
The contractor is expected to begin and complete this project during one weekend in October or November. A total weekend closure is needed due to the amount of time required to remove and replace the old concrete. An estimated $40 million project to rehabilitate the Charlotte Avenue Bridge and three others is tentatively planned for 2015
TDOT will use its overhead Dynamic Message Signs to direct motorists around the closure. Drivers are advised to be alert and follow the posted directions. 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.