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Temporary Ramp Closures on Interstate 40 and 240 in Shelby County

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | 05:28am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will have temporary ramp closures on I-40 and I-240 on January 18 and 19, 2014. The lane closure dates and times are as follows:

Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, 2014 each day from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The right lane of the 12C exit ramp on I-240 East (from Walnut Grove to I-40 East) will be closed for ramp work. The work includes the setting of temporary portable barrier rail, attenuator, and grinding and installation of pavement markers.  The left lane will remain open.

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

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 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 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:
Nichole Lawrence
Region 4 Community Relations Officer

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