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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.

Notice of Road Closure: Westlawn Drive at Murphy Road

Westlawn Drive at Murphy Road has been closed effective December 10, 2014. The road is being closed due to undermining of the roadway caused by erosion.

A closure was scheduled for the beginning of the year to complete the construction of a pedestrian bridge and new sidewalk along Westlawn Drive, however, due to the undermining of the roadway, the construction of this bridge and sidewalk will begin immediately to coincide with the roadway repairs in the interest of safety for the traveling public.

The road is expected to be closed for approximately 3 weeks.

Through traffic is detoured via 43rd Avenue North to Murphy Road. For access purposes, the road will remain open for local businesses and residents only.

Westlawn Drive Detour Map

Notice: Orlando Avenue Bridge Replacement Schedule

  • October 6 through October 10 – Message boards, project signs, and property owners & neighborhood notification; Orlando Avenue, Patina Circle, Burgess Avenue, and Lennox Avenue.
  • October 20 – Bridge replacement construction begins. Traffic detour begins
  • May 18 – Bridge open to traffic. Traffic detour ends
  • May 29 – Bridge replacement complete


Temporary Street/Lane/Alley Closings

  • 11th Ave S – Laurel St to McGavock St –Through Dec.24– Road Crossing – Police On Duty
  • 17th Ave N – Church St to State St – Through Dec. 25– Construction – Police On Duty
  • Almond St - Korean Veterans Blvd to Peabody St - Through Dec. 19, Ongoing Construction – Police On Duty
  • Demonbreun St – 13th Ave S to 12th Ave S –Through Feb. 15 – Construction Of High-rise Building – Police On Duty
  • Elliston Pl - 21St Av N to 22nd Av N - Through Dec. 31, 2014 - 6 Story Residential Structure – Police On Duty
  • Nelson Merry St - George L Davis Bv to 11Th Av N - Through Jan. 1 - Office/Retail Development – Police On Duty
  • Orlando Ave – Lenox Ave to Patina Cr –Through Mar. 20 – Bridge Replacement – Police On Duty
  • State St – Louise Ave to 22nd Ave N –Through Jan.7 – Construction Of Apartment Building – Police On Duty
  • Westlawn Dr – Murphy Rd to Sloan - Through Jan. 5 – Milling – Detour in Place - Police On Duty

TDOT Construction Activity in Davidson County

Pedestrian Crosswalk Bridge Repair over I-40 near 2nd Avenue

  • Friday December 19, 9PM through Monday December 22, 5AM: Lane closure on I-40 in both directions, between MM 210 and MM 211, for work on the pedestrian bridge. Two lanes will remain open westbound and one lane will remain open eastbound. Also, the I-40 on-ramp from 2nd Ave will be closed. Detour signs will be in place.

Misc Bridge, Pavement Repairs, & Street Improvements

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

Project From To Improvement Type
11th Ave S Church St Laurel St Storm Sewer work
Fesslers Ln Lebanon Pk I-40 Paving
Hicks Rd Bellevue Rd Old Harding Pk Paving
Hicks Rd Old Harding Pk Highway 70 Paving
Lenox Village Dr at 616 Lenox Village Dr N/A Base Failures
Lock Two Road Pennington Bend Dead End Base Failures
Marriott Dr at Elm Hill Pk N/A Paving
Westchester Dr at 1008 Westchester Dr N/A Base Failures

Infrared Repairs

  • 32nd Ave N @ Points along the 700, 800, 900 block of 32nd Ave N
  • Blue Brick Dr @ Points along the 2800 block of Blue Brick Dr
  • Branwood Dr @ 2808 Branwood Dr
  • Branwood Dr @ Kent Rd
  • Clay Lick Ct @ Points along the 600-800 block of Clay Lick Ct
  • Clay Lick Rd @ Points along the 2300-2900 blocks of Clay Lick Rd
  • Clay Lick Rd @Union Hill Rd
  • Crocker Springs Rd @2331 Crocker Springs Rd
  • Crocker Springs Rd @2591 Crocker Springs Rd
  • Leatherwood Dr @ Emery Dr
  • Matthews Ct @ Old Matthews Rd
  • One Mile Pkwy @ E Campbell Rd


Project From To Sidewalk Type
Bass St / Ft Negley Blvd Oak St Cul-De-Sac (S Of Hamilton Ave) Sidewalk Repair
Elysian Fields Rd Nolensville Pk Coventry Ct New Sidewalk
Mckennie Ave Chapel Ave N 14th St Sidewalk Repair
N 14th St Woodland St Eastland Ave Sidewalk Repair
Oakwood Ave Slaydon Dr Bullock Ave New Sidewalk
Westlawn Dr Murphy Rd Sloan Rd New Sidewalk


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 2015 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

  • Special Event: December 19-21, 2-14 - Wedgewood Ave - 4th Ave S to Rains Ave - Police On Duty
  • Special Event: December 20, 2014 - KVB - 4th Ave S to 5th Ave S - Police On Duty
  • The Bridge to Christmas: 12/23/2014 (between 1pm and 7:30pm) - 2nd Ave. North (Jefferson St. Bridge) Lane Closure Only
  • Music City New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway: December 31, 2014 - Set Up for The annual Music City New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway has already begun! Various roads and sidewalks as well as bagged parking meters will be in effect on several streets in the downtown area through Friday, January 2. With an estimated 85,000 people attending last year, and the party growing each year, it is important to plan accordingly. Please see Music City New Year's Eve Bash on Broadway Road Closures list. For additional information about the event, visit: