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I-40 Westbound Ramps Downtown to Temporarily Close

Friday, February 27, 2015 | 04:42am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Work continues to seismically retrofit the I-40 Hernando DeSoto bridge over the Mississippi River.

Sunday, March 1 from 6:00 a.m. – Midnight the two entrance ramps to I-40 westbound at Front Street and Riverside Drive will be closed. The closure is needed to safely place bearings under the bridge for installation.

Traffic will be detoured to Danny Thomas Boulevard to enter I-40 westbound. Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent this work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled.

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel or for West Tennessee follow https://twitter.com/NicLawrenceTDOT

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.

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