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Temporary Closures Planned for I-40/I-240 Interchange Project

Friday, January 16, 2015 | 03:40am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will have temporary closures on sections of the interstate system throughout the next month as crews continue to work on the new east and westbound flyovers. This work is part of the I-40/I-240 interchange improvement project. The closures are necessary as crews will be installing 20 additional beams on the new I-40 westbound flyover, in addition to restriping sections of I-240 southbound.

Saturday, January 17 at 6:30 a.m. through Sunday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m.

There will be CLOSURES at the following locations:

  • The left lane of I-240 East (northbound) at the I-40/I-240 interchange
  • Exit 12B on I-240 East (northbound)

Saturday, January 17 and Sunday, January 18 from 6:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m.

Two lanes will be closed intermittently across I-240 West (southbound) to allow crews to restripe pavement markings.

  • I-240 West (southbound) just south of the I-40/I-240 interchange extending to Walnut Grove (Exit 13),

Exit 13 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.

Traffic will be encouraged to use SR 385 as an alternate route. Detour maps and information will be provided on the project web site. http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/i40-240memphis/

For travel and TDOT construction information, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at https://smartway.tn.gov/traffic.  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.  Smartphone users can download TDOT’s new SmartWay web application at www.TNsmartWay.com/Traffic to access TDOT’s live streaming SmartWay cameras, dynamic message signs, incidents, construction, and road conditions on interstates and state routes.  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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