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

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 | 09:45am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Two separate projects will require lane closures on Interstate 40 in Shelby County this weekend and next week. The closures are as follows:
 
I-40 East over Sam Cooper Boulevard (MM 14.3)
Friday, February 18 at 8:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 23 – I-40 East will be reduced to one lane for continuing bridge repairs.
 
I-40 West from Hollywood Drive (Exit #5) to Chelsea Avenue (Exit #2)
Friday, February 18 at 8:00 p.m. through Monday, February 21 at 6:00 a.m. – I-40 West will be reduced to one lane for concrete repairs.
Thursday, February 17 through Thursday, February 24, 8:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. (EACH NIGHT) – I-40 West will be reduced to one lane for sealing of concrete joints.
 
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 www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or dial 5-1-1 from any land line or cell phone. Travelers can also follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel information or www.twitter.com/Memphis511 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.
 
 
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For More Information Contact:
Nichole Lawrence
Region 4 Community Relations
731.935.0318
nichole.lawrence@tn.gov

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