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NEW****OCTOBER 6, 2014

Widening of I-65 from SR 840 to SR 248, Interchange Modifications and Widening on SR 248 from Lewisburg Pike to west of I-65

  • Saturday October 11, 6:30AM-12 Noon, I-65 northbound will be closed at Exit 61 (Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) to set steel girders. Traffic will be detoured to exit ramps or alternate routes. I-65 southbound will be open with brief rolling roadblocks to accommodate northbound work.
  • Sunday October 12, 6:30AM-12 Noon, I-65 southbound will be closed at Exit 61 (Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass) in order to set steel girders. Traffic will be detoured to exit ramps or alternate routes. No impact to I-65 northbound

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September 19, 2014  Below is some basic information about this weekend’s work on I-65:

  • Friday, September 19 @ 8:00 PM – Traffic on I-65 around the Goose Creek Interchange (Exit 61) All lanes will be closed (full closure).  Ramps will be open, but no interstate traffic under the bridge.
  • Saturday, September 20 @ 6:00 AM – The new bridge, which was damaged by an accident on August 15TH, will be demolished via explosives.  Slightly before 6:00 AM, Tennessee Highway Patrol officers will block traffic on I-65, Goose Creek Bypass, Peytonsville Road, and Old Peytonsville Road, during the actual bridge demolition.  Officials will maintain a 1,000’ clear zone during blasting.  Once the “all clear” has been given and debris is clear from the ramps at Exit 61, traffic on I-65 will be allowed to proceed by using the exit/entrance ramps of the interchange as a temporary bypass.  Traffic flow will continue in this fashion until all debris has been removed from the interstate.
  • Monday, September 22 @ 5:00 AM – By this time, all debris should be removed from the interstate.  At least 2 lanes in each direction will be open for motorists by rush-hour on Monday morning.
  • If possible motorists should seek alternate routes this weekend.  If travel in the area cannot be avoided, please use extreme caution.

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August 22,  TDOT Release: Interchange Bridge expected to be complete November 27, weather and material availability pending.
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 Goose creek progress 1Photo dated August 21, 2014 from Commissioner John Schroer of TDOT, "Center pier of new bridge already formed, ready for concrete!"

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On August 15, a tanker truck collided with the Goose Creek Interchange bridge.  Our thoughts are with the driver's family after this tragic accident.

State transportation officials confirmed the construction on the new bridge, and the old bridge were compromised, and needed to be torn down immediately fPeytonsville bridgeor the safety of drivers on I-65 and Goose Creek/Peytonsville Road. TDOT contractors tore down the old bridge on Saturday 8/16.  Traffic flow on I-65 was restored on Sunday 8/17  in both directions and the on and off ramps are now accessible.  There is no bridge at this time going across I-65 East and West.  TDOT reports it will take approximately 100 days to re-build the bridge. Stay tuned to @franklintnpd, @cityoffranklin, @franklintraffic, @TDOTheather on Twitter and www.facebook.com/cityoffranklin for the latest updates.

Click HERE for a local detour map for the next approximate 100 days uconstruction, petytonsville bridgentil TDOT rebuilds the bridge.  This is a perfect time for citizens to try to work flex hours to avoid this area during peak drive times.  Also, check out RTA and the relax and ride service. 

For information on school bus routing please contact your local school. Schools are urging parents to put their children on the bus to alleviate traffic in school zones during the re-construction of the Goose Creek/Peytonsville Bridge.  Franklin Police will work with County and State officials to offer extra patrols in the affected areas and school zones during peak hours.

The City in partnership with Williamson County has established an emergency response staging area at the County Ag Center to serve citizens on the South East side of the City during the re-construction of the Goose Creek/Peytonsville bridge.  This will include equipment from Franklin Fire, Franklin Police and the County EMS. Firefighters at Ag Center staging area