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Section of Interstate 40 in Haywood County to Close for Two Weekends

Friday, October 04, 2013 | 08:37am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews have postponed the scheduled closures for a week due to the predicted forecast. It will close a short section of I-40 in Haywood County in order to demolish the Albright Road bridge that crosses over the interstate. The bridge, which crosses over I-40 at mile maker 43, will be removed in sections. Explosives will not be used during the demolition process.

Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. – Both lanes of I-40 eastbound will be closed. One lane of I-40 westbound will be closed, and one lane will remain open.  

**I-40 East Detour** - Traffic on I-40 East will be diverted at Exit 35, and will use SR 59 and SR 76 to reenter I-40 East at Exit 56.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 8:00 P.M. to 6:00 a.m.Both lanes of I-40 westbound will be closed. One lane of I-40 eastbound will be closed, and one lane will remain open.

**I-40 West Detour** - Traffic on I-40 West will be diverted at Exit 56, and will use SR 59 and SR 76 to reenter I-40 West at Exit 35.

The work is weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent this work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled to take place as soon as possible.

TDOT will use message boards to direct motorists around the detour route. The Tennessee Highway Patrol and TDOT HELP trucks will also be on site to assist with traffic.

For travel and TDOT construction information, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/ or download the new TDOT SmartWay mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for Android. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information or can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel information.  Drivers 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 your destination.

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