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April 13, 2024

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TDOT Releases Finalized Broadway Bridge Design

A new Broadway Bridge is making its way to downtown Nashville.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has finalized the design and renderings for the Broadway Bridge replacement in downtown Nashville.

New renderings of the US 70/SR 1 bridge show the accommodations made for all modes of transit while keeping safety at the forefront. The project also gives new life to State Route 1, which has connected Tennessee for more than a century.

Over the next decade, vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the bridge is expected to increase significantly. Six lanes of travel and a striped median will allow for traffic to flow safely, and larger sidewalks will support the many pedestrians who cross the bridge. Substructure and utility work is underway and pre-demolition work is set to begin in February. The bridge will be narrowed to four lanes — two in each direction. A full eight-week closure will be required mid-summer.

For more information on the Broadway bridge project, visit the project web page. You can see more renderings, construction information as well as the closure detour plan.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.