Interstate 40 Eastbound at Exit 42 in Fayette County Closed to Remove Bridge
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will close a short section of I-40 East at Exit 42 in Fayette County this weekend to begin demolition of the original SR 222 bridge that crosses over the interstate. SR 222 over I-40 will also be closed during the demolition process. The closures are as follows:
- Saturday, January 18, 2014, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday, January 19, 2014, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
During the closure, traffic on I-40 East will be routed up the off-ramps at Exit 42 and back down the on-ramps to reenter I-40. Traffic on SR 222 will not be able to cross over I-40 during the closures. Message boards will be placed in the area to alert motorists to the closure. The Tennessee Highway Patrol and TDOT HELP Trucks will also be on-site to assist with traffic.
The work is part of a $10 million project to construct a new interchange at I-40 and SR 222 in Fayette County.
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.
For More Information Contact:
Region 4 Community Relations Officer