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Concrete Repairs Require Lane Closures on I-40 in Shelby County

Friday, February 11, 2011 | 05:24am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation crews will close lanes on Interstate 40 in Shelby County this weekend in order to repair concrete.  Beginning Friday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. Monday, February 14, I-40 West from Hollywood Drive (Exit #5) to Chelsea Avenue (Exit #2) will be reduced to one lane for sealing concrete joints. Nighttime closures will continue next week in the same location from the hours 8:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m.
All work is weather dependent.
Motorists are advised to plan ahead and expect delays. Law enforcement officers will be on site in the work zone to provide traffic control as the work is being completed. TDOT also asks drivers to use caution, reduce their speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in work zones across the state.
For more information on travel conditions across Tennessee visit or dial 5-1-1 from any land line or cell phone. Travelers can also follow us on Twitter at for statewide travel information or for traffic information in the Memphis area. Motorists are reminded to use all motorist information tools responsibly. Drivers should refrain from texting, tweeting or using a mobile phone while operating a vehicle. TDOT advises drivers to “Know before you go!” by checking traffic conditions before leaving for their destination.

For more information:

Nichole Lawrence

Reg. 4 Community Relations Officer

Office 731-935-0318

Mobile 731-225-6041

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