On Monday and Tuesday, June 5-6, 2023, anticipate one of the two lanes on the Gay Street Bridge to be closed while the Tennessee Department of Transportation performs its routine annual safety inspection.

The alternating lane closure will be in effect both days between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Look for a flag team to be directing traffic through the work zone.

In addition, one of the two sidewalks will also be closed.

Traffic backups are likely during peak commute times, so motorists are advised to consider an alternate route using one of the other bridges across the Tennessee River in order to avoid the inspection work.

And while one side of the Gay Street Bridge will remain open to pedestrians and bicyclists during the inspection, they should use caution because of the presence of TDOT equipment.