Interstate 24 is slated to reopen Wednesday at 9 p.m. in northwest Davidson County, about a day ahead of schedule.
The Department of Transportation rushed to create temporary lanes following a massive mudslide last month.
It’s taken thousands of truckloads to clear about 70 percent of the debris. That’s made space for two temporary lanes, allowing traffic to pass through without a detour. Still, drivers will be asked to go slowly through what will continue to be a busy work zone.
TDOT says it could be 3 months until the slope and rock wall can be permanently fixed, allowing for normal driving. The department estimates the full repair will cost about $8 million.