NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -- The Tennessee Department of Transportation is closing I-24 between I-65 and I-40 in downtown Nashville this weekend.

The east side of downtown will be closed to traffic starting at 9:00 p.m. Friday, and slated to re-open Monday morning at 5:00 a.m.

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I-24 will be closed from the Silliman Evans Bridge from the I-24 - I-40 interchange east of downtown, across East Nashville, and to the I-24 - I-65 split.

To navigate around the closure:

East Nashville traffic:

To get to I-24 east: Take Shelby Avenue and use the I-24 east on-ramp.

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To get to I-24 west: Navigate to Spring Street, and use the I-24 west on-ramp.

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Local traffic will be able to access East Nashville using all surface street bridges across the Cumberland river.

I-24 Westbound through traffic will be routed to I-40 west through downtown to where I-24 joins I-65 North.

I-24 Eastbound traffic will be routed to I-65 south, then to I-40 east through downtown, to where I-40 joins I-24 east of downtown. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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