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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 through the end of January/beginning of February 2015.

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

  • 17th Ave N - Pearl St to Church St - Through March 13 - Electric Work - Police On Duty
  • 4th Ave N - Deaderick St to Union St - January 24-28 - Staging Trucks For Crane Placing - Police On Duty
  • 9th Ave S - Lea Ave to Clark Pl - Through February 6 - Construction - Police On Duty
  • Almond St - Korean Veterans Blvd to Peabody St - Through February 17 - Ongoing Construction - Police On Duty
  • Commerce St - 4th Ave N to 3rd Ave N - January 24-28 - Putting Steel On Building - Police On Duty
  • Demonbreun St - 13th Ave S to 12th Ave S - Through February 15 - Construction- Police On Duty
  • Molloy St - Almond St to 4th Ave S - Through April 4 - Construction - Police On Duty
  • Orlando Ave - Lenox Ave to Patina Cr - Through March 20 - Bridge Replacement - Police On Duty
  • Printers Alley - Church St to Commerce St - January 24-28 - Building - Police On Duty
  • State St - 22nd Ave N to Louise Ave - Through April 7 - Construction - Police On Duty
  • Westlawn Dr - Murphy Rd to Sloan - Through February 2, 2015 - Milling - Police On Duty

TDOT Construction Activity in Davidson County Pedestrian Crosswalk Bridge Repair over I-40 near 2nd Avenue

  • Installation of Overhead Sign on I-65 South at Fern Street
    Through Wednesday January 28, 9AM-3PM, Left shoulder closure on I-65 southbound just past the Fern Street overpass to drill for an overhead sign.

Misc Bridge, Pavement Repairs, & Street Improvements

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

Project From To Type
Apple Valley Rd Green Acres Rd Dead End Joint Stabilization
Conference Dr Gallatin Rd Vietnam Veterans Blvd Joint Stabilization
East Old Hickory Blvd Gallatin Rd Sandhurst Dr Joint Stabilization
Hart Ln Ellington Pkwy Rr Tracks West Of Hilltop Ln Joint Stabilization
Huntington Pkwy Edmondson Pk Dead End Joint Stabilization
Nebraska Ave 37th Ave N 48th Ave N Joint Stabilization
Old Harding Pk Highway 96 Davidson County Line Joint Stabilization
Old Harding Pk Highway 70 Bellevue Rd (Rr Tracks) Joint Stabilization

Infrared Repairs

  • 21st Ave S @ Terrace Pl (Crosswalk)
  • 22nd Ave S @ Sharondale Dr (Stop Bar)
  • 23rd Ave S @ Sharondale Dr (Stop Bar)
  • Blackwood Dr @ Norwalk Dr
  • Blackwood Dr @ 3021 Blackwood Dr
  • Timbervalley Dr @ points along the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Timbervalley Dr
  • Timbervalley Dr @ Harborwood Cir
  • Vultee Blvd @ points along the 1100 and 1200 blocks of Vultee Blvd


Project From To Type
11th Ave S Jane St Cockrill St New Sidewalk
12th Ave S Grundy St Broadway Sidewalk Repair
18th Ave N Kellow St 14th Ave N New Sidewalk
Davidson St S 5th St S 12th St Sidewalk Repair
Elysian Fields Rd Nolensville Pk Coventry Ct New Sidewalk
Jane St Arthur Ave 11th Ave N New Sidewalk
Oakwood Ave Slaydon Dr Bullock Ave New Sidewalk
Old Hermitage Ave Charles E Davis Blvd Maury St Sidewalk Repair
Sloan Rd Westlawn Dr Golf Cart Crossing 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 for the most up-to-date street closings and lane shifts affecting traffic.

View TDOT Smartway Cameras

Special Event Road Closures

  • Filming: Pennington Bend Rd - Music Valley Dr to McGavock St - January 28-29 - Police On Duty