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Interstate 65 Nashville construction
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Tennessee's Department of Transportation announced Wendesday they have awarded a $150 million contract to repair I-440. Work will take about two years to complete, but construction will not require the total closure of the interstate.

Clinton Street Nashville bridge TDOT
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The project to repair Interstate 440 could create safety hazards and traffic congestion for thousands of drivers who use the corridor on a daily basis.

At a public meeting Tuesday night, the Tennessee Department of Transportation presented three construction options.

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The big rig driver whose truck slammed to a stop after smashing into an overpass on I-40 near the Adventure Science Center has been cited by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.


The I-440 loop south of downtown Nashville has become notorious for its concrete craters, and TDOT is preparing to launch a $1.9 million patching blitz the week of April 16.

Curious Nashville WPLN
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Piranhas, tombstones, tunnels, and trains. Questions about Nashville road names. And even a query about how much it rains here. (The answer: Nashville does receive more annual rainfall than stereotypically soggy Seattle.)

These subjects, and many more, have made for a lively 2 years for Curious Nashville.

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When Tennessee lawmakers passed a gas tax increase this spring, they also approved a to-do list of nearly 1,000 projects spread around the state.

Tennessee Legislature

The father of an East Tennessee teen killed in a car crash testified before a state House committee leveling tearful criticism at the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

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Tennessee's Department of Transportation has decided to replace 1,700 guardrail endings around the state because of safety concerns. The guardrail terminals, a product called X-Lite by Lindsay Corporation, have been involved in at least three fatal accidents since last year.

Fast Fix 8
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Crane-spotting has become a pastime in Nashville, but it’s possible to overlook the most powerful equipment in town. 

Nashville bridge Interstate 40
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It’s almost time for the most intense part of Nashville’s huge bridge replacement project near downtown. Starting Friday, parts of Interstate 40 will be closed on 13 weekends from July through October. But a feat of engineering will save drivers from even worse delays.