By Josh Brown / The Tennessean
Just a week after concrete pieces came loose and fell from an
interstate bridge over Charlotte Avenue in Nashville, work crews on
Tuesday closed lanes to do more repair work at the intersection.
used asphalt to patch some areas on the surface of the interstate, said
Deanna Lambert, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of
The midday effort was a stop-gap measure
before a more extensive repair planned for Tuesday evening and into the
wee hours of Wednesday, Lambert said.
Two lanes of I-40 will be closed from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. while crews repair several areas of the concrete bridge.
going to go in there and jackhammer and break up the old concrete. and
they're going to replace it with this rapid-setting concrete," Lambert
It will then take several hours for the concrete to
set. The repair had been planned to take place after rush hour and
during a time when the interstate has less traffic in hopes of not
causing congestion, she said.
The bridge had been on
TDOT's list of structurally deficient bridges. In addition to the repair
work there, the department has plans in the works to renovate three
others along the interstate.