The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) recently announced that construction to the Broadway Bridge in downtown Nashville is not only on schedule for completion, but might finish a little earlier than anticipated.
Despite a small set back in construction due to recent storms and severe weather in the area contractors for the replacement have built in weather delay days to keep construction on track.
On Monday, TDOT announced two spans were placed across the width of the bridge and the beams are currently being put into place. Officials are asking drivers and those who live in the area to continue to exercise patience.
“We know that it’s really impacting businesses in the detour footprint and what we hope is getting everything done in a timely and efficient manner will lessen the impact,” said Rebakah Hammonds to WKRN News, the Region 3 community relations manager for TDOT. “With a project of this size, what we hope is that people remember, if we didn’t do it in this expedited fashion, a project like this could take three to five years.”
The bridge is scheduled to partially reopen to traffic in September and the entire project is slated to be complete by the end of October.
Source: WKRN News