TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
A contractor working to clear a landslide that blocked I-24 in northwest Nashville is on schedule to reopen the roadway on Friday, March 15.
Slope stabilization and repair work is still underway on the area of I-24 eastbound that was blocked by a landslide during heavy rains the night of February 23.
On Thursday, the contractor began paving operations that will allow TDOT to safely open the roadway to traffic while the slope repair continues for the next 2-3 months. Crews are widening the existing roadway 12-15 feet for approximately three-quarters of a mile to accommodate traffic while construction continues behind concrete barrier rail.
TDOT estimates the total cost of roadway modifications to open I-24 eastbound on March 15 and make permanent slope repairs is approximately $8 million.
Crews have removed approximately 25,000 cubic yards of soil from the area and placed 25,000 tons of shot rock and graded solid rock since slope stabilization and repair work started last Monday, February 25.
The landslide at mile marker 42 occurred at approximately 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 23. Traffic on I-24 eastbound is currently being diverted onto Old Hickory Boulevard at Exit 40 and routed to I-65.