TDOT: Major landslide cleared from roadway on I-24

Mudslide forced road closure in TN

DAVIDSON COUNTY, TN (KFVS) - A major landslide forced the closure of a roadway in Davidson County, Tennessee.

That roadway is now open as of Thursday, March 14 according to Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) officials.

This is a picture of traffic moving on Interstate 24 North of Nashville, Tenn. A major landslide has forced the closure of a roadway Feb. 24. (Source: TDOT)
This is a picture of traffic moving on Interstate 24 North of Nashville, Tenn. A major landslide has forced the closure of a roadway Feb. 24. (Source: TDOT) (Source: TDOT)

TDOT reports that I-24 eastbound has been temporarily widened around the site of the landslide in order to get traffic moving again and to accommodate crews working on permanent slope repairs.

The permanent repairs include excavation of the slope and installation of a ruck buttress behind a rock bench.

TDOT estimates this work will take two-to-three months to complete.

The permanent repairs and road work reopening I-24 to traffic is expected to cost an estimated $8 million.

On Saturday, February 23, the eastbound lanes of I-24 were shutdown and blocked by a major landslide just North of Nashville.

Officials detoured traffic at the I-24 Old Hickory Boulevard Exit 40 Interchange.

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