Close Broadway Viaduct Replacement project expected to open up for bidding by end of summer, TDOT says Sept. 20, 2016: TDOT will begin replacing the Broadway Avenue viaduct just north of downtown Knoxville in spring 2017. WBIR 4:43 PM. EDT June 07, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST DOWNTOWN KNOXVILLE - The Broadway Viaduct Replacement could be under contract by the end of the summer. The project, expected to last 2 years, is located near downtown Knoxville between Jackson and Depot Avenues over the Norfolk Southern Rail Yard. A TDOT spokesperson says they will open the $31 million project up for bidding sometime this summer. It could take four to six weeks before construction begins once the bid is awarded. In September, TDOT proposed detour routes on Hall of Fame Drive, Fifth Avenue and Summit Hill Drive while construction takes place. As of 2015, about 96 hundred people drive through that stretch of Broadway every day. The bridge opened in 1927. © 2017 WBIR.COM CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Newport Animal Shelter likely to close Scanner audio of the moment the escaped Georgia inmates were captured Terrifying moments that led up inmates' surrender Suspect assaults officers during traffic stop Woman's surprise visit by Crusoe Deputies: Boy kept in harness bolted to floor Newport animal shelter could close Homicide charges for missing woman's daughter Search continues for escaped inmates Pet of the Week: Discounted Pet Adoptions More Stories 19 people displaced by N. Knoxville apartment fire Jul 20, 2017, 10:00 p.m. Man found with gunshot wound in Fort Sanders Jul 20, 2017, 6:40 p.m. Rep. Duncan: VA hospital to open in Knoxville Jul 20, 2017, 12:33 p.m.