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

Thursday, February 03, 2011 | 05:04am
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:
 
Friday, February 4 at 8:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. Monday, February 7 – I-40 East over Sam Cooper Boulevard (mile marker 14.3) will be reduced to one lane in order to remove the existing bridge surface.
 
Monday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 9 – I-40 West from Hollywood Drive (Exit #5) to Chelsea Avenue (Exit #2) will be reduced to one lane for concrete repairs.
 
*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 Please Contact:
Nichole Lawrence
Region 4 Community Relations Officer
731.935.0318
nichole.lawrence@tn.gov

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