Crews replanted dozens of trees Saturday morning that had been cut down for the Interstate 24 bridge rehabilitation project in Nashville.
According to Beth Emmons, Tennessee Department of Transportation Community Relations Officer - Region 3, a neighborhood organization called Rediscover East! raised $10,000 to plant the trees on the state's right of way property on Woodland Street near the on ramp to I-24 and I-65.
Emmons said that TDOT gave them permission to do so, with the understanding that TDOT might need the space for a highway project in the future. Unfortunately, the trees had to come down last spring so the space could be used to store large construction equipment.
TDOT officials said they would replace the trees once the bridge work was completed, and Saturday crews kept that promise.
TDOT and Dement Construction crews started early, around 7:30 a.m. replanting the trees and wrapped up in the afternoon.
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