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

Thursday, January 08, 2015 | 06:42am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will have temporary closures on sections of the interstate system this weekend as crews continue to work on the new east and westbound flyover ramps. This work is part of the I-40/I-240 interchange improvement project. The closures are necessary as crews begin to work on the new deck and continue installing beams over existing roadways.

Saturday, January 10 at 6:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m.
There will be intermittent CLOSURES at the following locations (detours provided):

  • I-240 northbound at the I-40/240 interchange
  • I-240 westbound (flyover) towards Jackson, MS from I-40 westbound
  • Exit Ramps 10B (Sam Cooper Boulevard)
  • Exit 12B (Northbound I-240)

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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