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The Tennessee Department of Transportation recently celebrated the completion of the I-440 Reconstruction Project – the largest project in the agency’s history.

The agency said the $154.8 million project’s prime contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., began removing construction signs and opening newly reconstructed I-440 lanes to traffic during the last week of June – one month ahead of schedule.

(Photo credit: Tennessee DOT)

The project included: a new asphalt roadway; three travel lanes in each direction as well auxiliary lanes; new lighting; new color overhead message board; new landscaping; and ramp safety improvements at the 21st Avenue and Murphy Avenue exits.

“The I-440 Reconstruction Project is not only the largest in TDOT’s history, but also one of the most challenging to construct,” noted Clay Bright, Tennessee DOT’s commissioner, in a statement. “I want to commend the entire project team for their hard work and dedication to meeting the aggressive completion date. I also want to thank the public for their patience during the construction process.”

“The I-440 project is a perfect example of the importance of investing in our infrastructure,” added Tennessee Governor Bill Lee (R). “This roadway is a vital part of Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s transportation system, and it will now be capable of serving this community for decades to come.”

editor@aashto.org

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