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Interstate 40 Westbound at Exit 42 in Fayette County Closed to Remove Bridge

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 06:16am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will close a short section of I-40 West at Exit 42 in Fayette County this weekend to continue 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 25, 2014, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 26, 2014, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

During the closure, traffic on I-40 West 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.

 

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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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