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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: Sulphur Dell Ballpark area Paving / Sidewalk Schedule

The below schedule is dependent on Weather and any unexpected construction issues. Messages Signs and Detours will be in place during construction.

  1. March 2: Sidewalk Repairs - 5th Ave between Jackson & Jefferson, 4th Ave. between Harrison & 3rd , 3rd Ave. between Gay & James Robertson
  2. March 16: Re-Striping - 3rd Ave. for Two Way Traffic
  3. March 17: Milling preparations - Jefferson St., 5th Ave., and 4th Ave.
  4. March 23: Milling - Jefferson Street, 5th Ave. & 4th Ave.
  5. March 30 - April 3: Paving
  6. April 6 - April 15: Paving - 5th Ave. & 4th Ave.
  7. April 15 - Estimated Project Completion Date

Metro Public Works Paving/Sidewalk 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 – 12th Ave S to Pine St – Through April 16, 2015 - Construction– Police On Duty
  • 11th Ave N – Scovel St to Rev Dr. Enoch Jones Blvd –May 31, 2015 – Demo Of Structure – Police On Duty
  • 19th Ave N – State St to Church St –Through April 20, 2015 – Install Poles/Anchors & Overhead Line Work – Police On Duty
  • 4th Ave N – Madison St to Jefferson St –Through April 14, 2015 – Demo & Rebuild Of Block Building Wall
  • 9th Ave S – Lea Ave to Clark Pl –Through April 7, 2015 – Construction l – Police On Duty
  • Almond St - Korean Veterans Blvd to Peabody St - Through April 18, 2015 - Ongoing Construction – Police On Duty
  • Bankers Alley – 2nd Ave N to 3rd Ave N –Through June 15, 2015 – Demolition Work At Hotel – Detour Required
  • Carter St – Apex St to Dead End –Through April 30, 2015 – Install New Water Line – Police On Duty
  • Clark Pl – 9th Ave S to 8th Ave S –Through April 7, 2015 – Construction – Police On Duty
  • Division St – 19th Ave S to 18th Ave S –Through April 13, 2015 – Water Line – Police On Duty
  • Madison St – 2nd Ave N to 1st Ave N –Through April 7, 2015 – New Curb & Gutter – Police On Duty
  • Molloy St – Almond St to 4th Ave S –Through April 4, 2015 – Construction – Police On Duty
  • Nelson Merry St – George L Davis to 11th Ave N –Through April 23, 2015 – Office/Retail Development – Police On Duty
  • New Commercial Construction – Police On Duty
  • Pine St – 11th Ave S to 12th Ave S –Through April 16, 2015 – New Commercial Construction – Police On Duty
  • State St – 22nd Ave N to Louise Ave –Through June 30, 2015 – Construction– Police On Duty
  • Sylvia Dr – Pierce Rd to Palmer Ave –Through April 20, 2015 – Box Bridge – Police On Duty

TDOT Construction in Davidson County

  • Milling and Paving – I24:
    April 6 through April 8, 9AM-3PM: Alternating lane closures on I-24 in both directions, between MM 32.0 (Cheatham-Davidson County line) and MM 40.5 (SR 45/ Old Hickory Blvd) for milling and paving. One lane will remain open.
  • Milling and Paving – I40EB
    April 6 through April 8, 9AM-3PM, Alternating lane closures on I-40 eastbound between MM 201 (US 70/Charlotte Pike) and MM 204 (SR 155/Briley Parkway) for milling and paving. One lane will remain open.
  • Paving and Signal Work (With Metro Public Works)
    April 1 through April 18, Northbound lanes of 1st Avenue South (US 70/ SR 24), between Korean Veterans Blvd and Demonbreun Street, will be closed for repaving and signal work. All northbound traffic will be detoured. Officers will be utilized during rush hours.

TDOT Ramp Closure I-24 to I-65N in Davidson County - Traffic Alert

Ramp to Remain Closed through Construction

Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews have closed the ramp from Interstate 24 eastbound (Exit 44B) to Interstate 65 northbound, north of Nashville, for construction.

The ramp will remain closed through October 2015.

During the closure, all traffic will be detoured. Motorists traveling I-24 eastbound will be advised to take Exit 43 to SR 155 (Briley Parkway) eastbound to I-65 northbound. Drivers may also take Exit 40 to SR 45 (Old Hickory Boulevard) to I-65 northbound. A map of the detour is attached. Message boards are in place to alert motorists to the ramp closure.

The long-term closure will allow crews to work on the inside lanes of I-65 northbound near the split. Due to the location of the ramp, it is not possible to maintain a lane of travel while work is underway.

TDOT asks drivers to use caution, reduce speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in work zones across the state. For more information on TDOT construction project activity, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at for statewide travel information or for traffic information in the Nashville area. Android and iPhone users can access travel information through the TDOT SmartWay web application at The system provides up-to-the-minute, customized traffic information through access to TDOT SmartWay cameras with streaming video, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction-related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes. The SmartWay web application is free and can be saved to Android and iPhone devices.

Misc Bridge, Pavement Repairs, & Street Improvements

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

Project From To Type
11th Ave S Church St Laurel St Storm Drain/Removing Sidewalks
1st Avenue South (w/TDOT Local Programs) Korean Veterans Blvd Peabody Street Repaving and Signal Work (March 23 – April 1, 2015, Northbound traffic will be detoured)
21st Ave S 20th Ave S Grand Ave Storm Drain
Davidson St N 2nd St Shelby Park Curb/Bikeway
Oak Barrel Dr Oak Barrel Ln End Of Street Culvert Replacement
Rolling Fork Ct Rolling Fork Dr Cul-De-Sac Culvert Replacement
Zoo Road (w/TDOT Local Programs) Nolensville Rd @Zoo Road Traffic Signal Install (Thru March 25, 2015 excluding weekends, 1 lane will remain open)

Pothole/Infrared Repairs

  • Castlegate Cir @ 104, 112 Castlegate Cir
  • Castlegate Dr @ Castlegate Cir & Points along the 500 block of Castlegate Dr
  • Cedarcliff Rd @ 402 Cedarcliff Rd
  • Cedarcliff Rd @ 406, 442 Cedarcliff Rd
  • Clearwater Dr @ 481 Clearwater Dr
  • Crump Dr @ 2604 Crump Dr
  • Cumberland Cir @ 217 Cumberland Cir
  • Dahlia Dr @ Points along the 1800&1900 blocks of Dahlia Dr
  • Deerwood Dr @ 2317 Deerwood Dr
  • Deerwood Dr @ Blue Hills Dr
  • Dennywood Dr @ 403 Dennywood Dr
  • Dennywood Dr @ 2323 Dennywood Dr
  • Dundee Ln @ 2428 Dundee Ln
  • Dundee Ln @ Mcgavock Pk
  • Fisher Dr @ 3101, 3105 Fisher Dr
  • Pebble Creek Dr @ Points along the 4900 and 5100 blocks of Pebble Creek Dr
  • Priest Lake Dr @ 3832 Priest Lake Dr
  • Valeria St @ Wickson Ave
  • Verbena Dr @ Jonquil Dr

Sidewalk Repair

Project Name From To
4th Ave N Harrison St 3rd Ave N
Beech Ave S Douglas Ave Wedgewood Ave
Middle St Jennings St Kellow St
Richard Jones Rd Lone Oak Rd Hillsboro Pk
Trousdale Dr Hill Rd Hearthstone Ln


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

April 4, 2015

  • Richland Creek Run/Walk: 48th Ave N – Park Ave to Wyoming Ave, Wyoming Ave – 49th Ave N to 51st Ave N, 53rd Ave N – Nevada Ave to Idaho Ave, Elkins Ave – 54st Ave N to 53rd Ave N, 54th Ave N – Nevada Ave to Elkins Ave -Police On Duty
  • Community Family Fun Day: Stanley St – Willow St to Hermitage Ave –Police On Duty
  • 1st Seasonal Race: Wedgewood Ave – 4th Ave to Rains –– Police On Duty

April 5, 2015

  • Easter Egg Hunt: 16th Ave N – Cockrill St to Underwood St –Police On Duty

April 6, 2015 - April 7, 2015

  • Filming: Russell St – S 1st St to Titans Way, Titans Way – Russell St to Victory Ave, 1st Ave N – Church St to Shelby St Bridge, Polk Ave – Church St to Union St –Police On Duty

April 7-9, 2015

  • Semiannual Career Day: Strouse Ave – Gallatin Ave to Trevecca Ave, Trevecca Ave – McClurkan Ave to Strouse Ave - Police On Duty

April 9-11, 2015

  • NRA Country Jam: Broadway – 7th Ave to 4th Ave, 5th Ave S – Broadway to Korean Veterans – Police On Duty

April 10-11, 2015

  • Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival: 3rd Ave N – James Robertson Pkwy to Union St, Charlotte Ave – James Robertson Pkwy to 3rd Ave N, Deaderick St – 3rd Ave N to 4th Ave N -Police On Duty