Portion of I-24 closed this weekend for construction in Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A portion of Interstate 24 will be closed this weekend for construction.

The work will require a complete closure of I-24 from the 1-40 split east of downtown Nashville to the I-65 split north of downtown. Traffic will be diverted onto I-65 and I-40.

The closure is part of a $28.5 million project that will replace the I-24 bridges that cross over Oldham and Spring streets on the eastern loop of downtown and include deck repairs to the Sillman Evans Bridge, as well as drainage work at the Shelby Avenue exit.

Even though work wasn’t done on October 6-9 due to the anticipated rain from Hurricane Nate, the project remains on schedule and on budget, according to a TDOT spokesperson.

This weekend’s closure will continue through 6 a.m. Monday.

The big concern for this weekend is that a walk for breast cancer will take place Saturday.

The 16th annual Making Strikes Against Breast Cancer Walk begins at 8:00 a.m.

The event will draw hundreds of people so TDOT put out a detour map specifically for those participants, which you can find here.

You can find a map of the closure here.

Another closure is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 27. The last closure is schedule tentatively for November 17-20.