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TDOT Launches Project Website for Interstate 240 Widening Project

Thursday, April 21, 2011 | 04:58am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – In an effort to keep the public informed on the progress of the I-240 project, the Tennessee Department of Transportation has created a project website, http://www.tn.gov/tdot/i240/. The website will include project facts, lane closure information, and project contact information. Those interested in the project are encouraged to check back often for project updates. TDOT will also distribute brochures and posters containing important project information to area businesses.
 
The $41.6 million dollar project was awarded to Dement Construction in January 2011 and is expected to be complete by June 2013. The project also includes the rehabilitation of the bridges on State Route 57 (Poplar Avenue) that cross over I-240. The project will widen I-240 from State Route 385 to north of Walnut Grove Road to four lanes in each direction. More than 200,000 vehicles travel this stretch of roadway each day.
 
For more information on TDOT construction project activity, 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. Also, for smart phone users, TDOT has a new mobile site that provides simple and easy access to TDOT's SmartWay cameras, message boards, accident information, and construction information.  Go to:   http://m.tdot.tn.gov/SmartWay/
 
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
 

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