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

Thursday, March 17, 2011 | 04:01am
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, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 23 – I-40 East will have two lanes closed and two lanes open. Sam Cooper Boulevard will have one lane closed and one lane open.  This weekend’s lane reductions are necessary for crews to safely remove and repair the bridge deck above and below the Interstate. The work will continue for several more weekends.
 
I-40 East and West (MM 21.3) - Friday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m. Monday, March 21 – I-40 East and West will have lane closures at the Davies Plantation overpass for bridge repair. One lane will remain open in each direction. 
 
Previous closures for these projects have resulted in lengthy back-ups on Interstate 40. All work is weather dependent.
 
Motorists are advised to plan ahead and expect delays. Law enforcement officers will be on site in the work zones 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 TDOT construction project activity 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 Officer
731.935.0318
nichole.lawrence@tn.gov

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