Interstate 24 Ramp Improvements

Rutherford County
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The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) plans to construct ramp improvements for two exits along the I-24 corridor in Rutherford County. At Exit 81, the interchange with State Route 10 (South Church Street), improvements to the westbound off-ramp will include adding length to the deceleration lane and creation of a wider parallel-type ramp. At Exit 84, the interchange with Joe B. Jackson Parkway, current plans call for minor extensions of the westbound and eastbound entrance and exit ramps along I-24 to mitigate queued traffic from reaching the I-24 mainline.

Both projects will be constructed within existing right-of-way, decreasing project cost and enabling faster project delivery. Both projects will address current and anticipated future congestion along the I-24 corridor, as well as improve safety.

Both projects are identified for funding in TDOT's 10-Year Project Plan.

Current Status: The project at Exit 81 is in final design. Design is underway for the project at Exit 84.

Estimated construction start: Improvements at Exit 81 are anticipated to begin construction in Summer 2024. Improvements at Exit 84 are projected to begin construction in Summer 2025.

Estimated completion*: TBD

Funding Type: Both projects will be funded with a mix of state and federal funding. Both projects were identified in the IMPROVE Act.

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History and Background

Both projects were identified for funding in the IMPROVE Act in 2017, along with several other interchange improvements along the I-24 corridor between Nashville and Murfreesboro. TDOT is committed to addressing congestion using a wide variety of strategies, including these projects, the I-24 SMART Corridor project and the I-24 MOTION initiative.


Public Involvement and Engagement

Due to the two projects' scope and construction within existing TDOT right-of-way, no public meetings have been conducted for either project.



A C-List Categorical Exclusion (CE) was approved for the improvements at Exit 81 in September 2019; a reevaluation of the CE was approved in September 2023.

A C-List CE was approved for the improvements at Exit 84 in October 2020.

Project Contacts

Rebekah Hammonds (Media)
TDOT Region 3 Community Relations Officer

Jon Storey (Project Manager, Exit 81 Improvements)
TDOT Region 3 Legislative Projects Manager

Daniel Jordan (Project Manager, Exit 84 Improvements)
TDOT Region 3 Project Management Division