Landslide Cleared, I-24 Open in Nashville
By West Kentucky Star Staff
NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Transportation has opened I-24 north of Nashville where it had been closed by a massive landslide.

Metro Nashville Police confirmed to West Kentucky Star at 9:15 pm Wednesday that the roadway is now open.

The roadway has been closed since February 23 following the avalanche of mud and rock during historic heavy rains and flooding.

Approximately 36,000 cubic yards of material has been removed from the slope in order to make the area safe for drivers.

Permanent repairs are ongoing, including additional excavation of the slope and installation of a rock buttress behind a rock bench approximately 50 feet wide. TDOT estimates this work will take 2-3 months to complete.

The estimated cost for the permanent repairs and roadwork required to open I-24 to traffic is $8 million.

Published 09:15 PM, Wednesday Mar. 13, 2019
Updated 09:07 AM, Thursday Mar. 14, 2019

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