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Road Closings and Detours

The Nashville and Davidson County Closures & Detours page provides you with information regarding road construction that may affect traffic. The below information does not reflect unplanned closures or restrictions due to traffic collisions or other emergencies. We hope the information contained here will meet your immediate needs. If you have any questions, please call (615) 880-2439.


Paving Project to Begin July 21 on Woodmont Boulevard

Metro Public Works will begin the preparation, milling and paving of Woodmont Boulevard from Valley Brook Road to Harding Pike Monday, July 21. The milling work, the nosiest part of the paving process, will be completed in the daytime and mostly on Saturday and Sunday mornings, July 26 and 27. Remaining milling work on Monday, July 28 will not begin until after peak morning traffic has ended Monday morning. Paving work will be done at night and the process is predicted to be much quicker with less traffic. Public Works Paving and Right-Of-Way Manager, Don Reid has been in discussion with many of the residents in the area to ensure the least disruption to the neighborhood as possible.

The Woodmont Boulevard paving project is more involved than other paving projects because the road is older and was originally constructed of concrete. Concrete roads are expensive to maintain, and when the road breaks, as opposed to a patch, the whole concrete slab needs to be replaced. Crews will be using a material called FiberMat to pave the road. FiberMat is a crack preventing and sealing layer that bonds well to both concrete and asphalt. It is used with much effectiveness in the resurfacing of concrete roads.

Woodmont State Aid Paving Schedule (July 21st thru August 15th)

Schedule is dependent on weather and any unexpected construction issues.

  1. July 14( Monday) Install Construction Signs/Send Out Notices
  2. July 21 (Monday Morning) Plate Utilities/Concrete Work
  3. July 26 & 27 (Saturday and Sunday Morning) Milling Hillsboro Pike End
  4. July 28 (Monday Morning) Finish Milling (Monday Night) Start Scratch Coat
  5. July 29, 30, 31, Aug 1 (Tuesday through Friday Night) Finish Scratch Coat/Fiber-mat &Binder Layer
  6. August 4 through 8 (Mornings) Raise Utilities/Install Loops
  7. August 9 & 10(Saturday & Sunday Morning) Final Surface Layer
  8. August 11 through 15 (Nights) Final Striping

Temporary Street/Lane/Alley Closings

  • 1st Ave S – Molloy St to Korean Veterans Blvd –August 4-6– Sewer Crossing – Police On Duty
  • 26th St – Lakeshore to Old Hickory Blvd –Through Aug 1– Sewer Installation – Detour Req’d
  • 5th Ave N – Union St to The Arcade Alley –Through August 3–Electric – Police On Duty
  • Almond St – Peabody St to KVB –Through Aug 12– Construction – Detour Req’d
  • Elliott Dr – 26th St to 22nd St –Through August 1– Sewer Installation – Detour Req’d
  • Elliston Pl – 22nd Ave N to 21st Ave N –Through Sept 11– Construction – Detour Req’d
  • Garfield ST – 4th Ave N to 5th Ave N –August 4 – September 10– Install Mobile Sub To Work On NES Lines – Detour Req’d
  • Laurel St – 11th Ave S to 12th Ave S –Through Aug 1– Electric Duct Bank – Detour Req’d
  • Monroe St – 5th Ave to 4th Ave –Through August 16– Install Poles/Anchors & Overhead Line Work – Police On Duty
  • Nelson Merry St – George L Davis to 11th Ave N –Through Aug 19– Office/Retail Development – Detour Req’d
  • Woodmont Blvd – Hillsboro Pk to Harding Pk –Through August 4 – Milling and Paving – Police On Duty

Misc Bridge, Pavement Repairs, Sidewalks & Street Improvements

(Intermittent traffic control measures will be in place for below activities)

Project Name From To Improvement Type
49th Ave N Indiana Ave Centennial Blvd Milling
51st Ave N Centennial Blvd R/R Tracks Milling
52nd Ave N Michigan Ave Centennial Blvd Milling
Ash Grove Dr Country Dr Dead End Milling
Ashlawn Dr Eulala Dr Dead End Casting Adjustments, Milling
Atkins Dr Dawn Dr Donna Kay Dr Casting Adjustments
Brick Church Ln Knight Dr Trail Hollow Ln Casting Adjustments
Brick Church Pk Brick Church Ln Briley Pkwy Casting Adjustments
Cedarmont Dr Old Hickory Blvd Barnes Rd Milling
Central Valley Dr Valley Grove Dr Dead End Casting Adjustments
E Palestine Ave Gallatin Pk E Webster St Milling
E Ridge Dr Packard Dr Haywood Ln Casting Adjustments
E Webster St Gallatin Pk E Palestine Ave Milling
Elysian Fields Rd Sidco Dr Dead End Casting Adjustments, Milling
Elysian Fields Rd Nolensville Rd Sam Boney Dr Paving
Gina Brooke Ct Gina Brooke Dr Cul-De-Sac Paving
Gina Brooke Dr Brooke Valley Dr Central Valley Dr Paving
Hickory Plaza Dr Ocala Dr Old Hickory Blvd Casting Adjustments
Knight Dr 3920 Knight Dr 3889 Knight Dr Casting Adjustments
Landers Ave Mcclain Ave Central Ave Paving
Landers Ave Thompson Ln Mcclain Ave Paving
Mcgavock Pk Glenmeade Dr Riverside Dr Casting Adjustments
Monaco Dr Lebanon Pk Cul-De-Sac Paving
Old Hickory Blvd Bell Rd Burkitt Rd Base Failures
Samoa Dr Monaco Dr Sweden Dr Paving
Shirmar Dr Sunlight Dr Paragon Mills Rd Casting Adjustments
Volunteer Dr Barclay Square Dr Terragon Trl Casting Adjustments
W Webster St Gallatin Pk Dead End Milling
Willard Dr E Ridge Dr Wallace Rd Casting Adjustments
Woodmont Blvd Sr 1 - Harding Pk Golf Club Ln Milling/Undercutting
Woodmont Blvd Sr 1 - Harding Pk Golf Club Ln Paving
Woodmont Blvd Sr 1 - Harding Pk Golf Club Ln Striping

Infrared Repairs

  • Broadwell Dr @ points along the 400 block of Broadwell Dr
  • Broadwell Dr @ Stallworth Dr
  • Hummingbird Dr @ 3005, 3006 Hummingbird Dr
  • Lunn Dr @ Judd Dr
  • Lunn Dr @ 3781, 3788 Lunn Dr
  • Lunn Dr @ Phipps Dr
  • Lytle Dr @ Boyd Dr
  • Princess Ln @ 4320, 4344 Princess Ln
  • Princess Ln @ Enchanted Cir


Project From To Type
46th Ave N / Murphy Rd 45th Ave N Colorado Ave New Sidewalk
Elysian Fields Rd Nolensville Pk Coventry Ct New Sidewalk
James Robertson Pkwy Charlotte Ave 5th Ave N Sidewalk Repair
Old Hickory Blvd Gray Ave Gallatin Pk Sidewalk Repair


Old Franklin Road @ CSX Railroad, Shaw Road over Shaw Branch

Notice: Shaw road closure for Bridge Replacement, Detours Begin Monday, March 3 for 5 Month Closure. Metro Nashville Public Works will begin the 2nd phase of construction to replace the Shaw Road Bridges on Monday, March 3rd. The project will require Shaw Road to be closed to through traffic between Lickton Pike and Brick Church Pike. Detours will be in place. Local 2-way traffic will be allowed.

Notice of Weight Limit for Foster Avenue Bridge over CSX Railroad: Beginning Thursday, October 24, Metro Public Works placed new weight limit restrictions on the foster avenue bridge. Alternate traffic routes are required for two axle vehicles with weights greater than 10 tons and for vehicles with three or more axles with weights greater than 18 tons. Maps as well as detour routes are posted at: After over 60 years of service, the Foster Ave Bridge is in the design phase for replacement. The bridge has been load posted to further extend its service life while design plans are finalized. Drivers of passenger cars and light duty pickup trucks will not be affected by the new weight limits. Construction of the bridge is anticipated to begin in fall 2014 and last 12 months.

MUSIC CITY CENTER TRAFFIC AND INFORMATION UPDATES: Please also check the MCC website at for the most up-to-date street closings and lane shifts affecting traffic.


Special Event Road Closures

  • National Night Out Against Crime: McFerrin Ave – Seymour Ave to Cleveland Ave –August 5, 2014 –– Detour Required
  • Petco Store Leadership Summit: 1st Ave N – Broadway to Church St –August 6, 2014 –– Police On Duty
  • Tomato Art Fest: S 11th St – Russell St to Woodland St –August 8-9, 2014, Woodland St – S 12th St to S 10th St(Aug 9 only), Clearview Ave – S 11th St to S 10th St(Aug 9 only), Russell St – S 11th St to S 10th St(Aug 9 only), S 11th St – Forest to Woodland St(Aug 9 only), Holly St – S 12th St to S 11th St(Aug 9 only), S 12th St – Holly St to Woodland St(Aug 9 only) –– Police On Duty
  • Filming: Church St – Printers Alley to 3rd Ave N, McGavock St – 12th Ave S to 11th Ave S, Fatherland St – S 8th St to S 7th St, S 7th St – Boscobel St to Russell St –August 5-6, 2014 –– Police On Duty