The Tennessee Department of Transportation plans to begin bridge construction on Hillwood Boulevard this fall. The $2 million project will replace the bridge located near the Lynwood Boulevard intersection and is expected to be completed by July 31, 2019.
What to know
During a routine inspection last July, TDOT officials rated the bridge “structurally deficient,” which means one or more of the bridge’s major structural components is in "poor" condition. The classification does not imply the bridge unsafe to travel.
TDOT will fund the majority of the project, with Metro Nashville and the City of Belle Meade contributing a combined 20 percent.
How will the project affect traffic?
The City of Belle Meade says the project will include detours to Davidson Road or White Bridge Road, both of which connect to Post Road and provide access to Hillwood Boulevard.
According to a 2016 survey, more than 5,000 drivers travel Hillwood Boulevard daily, which connects the Belle Meade area to Charlotte Pike and other parts of West Nashville.
Built in 1916, the bridge is part of TDOT’s highway bridge system that includes 19,822 bridges.
TDOT plans to host community meetings leading up to the construction. Check back for future updates on the project.