Part of Interstate 840E to close for 3 months in Williamson County, damaged by CSX crew

Damage to overpass on I-840E by MM 28 due to work by a CSX crew
Damage to overpass on I-840E by MM 28 due to work by a CSX crew

Part of Interstate 840 East in Thompson’s Station will be down to one lane of through traffic for the next three months while crews work to repair to a bridge damaged by CSX crews working on a nearby railroad.

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), a mini excavator was working just west of Columbia Pike underneath an interstate overpass at mile marker 28 when it hit a concrete beam. The incident left several concrete support beams damaged and THP, along with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, closed the interstate Tuesday.

After an inspection, TDOT crews determined the untouched portion of the bridge is safe to cross, but the right lane of the road would remain closed.

"One lane of travel will remain open for most of the project, aside from some temporary, short-term full closures of the bridge during work," TDOT said in a statement.

Motorists are asked to use the Exit 23 for State Route 246 and Carters Creek Pike as a detour to avoid possible traffic snarls during the closures.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Nashville area traffic: Part of I-840E closed due to CSX damage