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

Thursday, July 09, 2015 | 10:38am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation will have temporary closures on sections of the interstate system this week as crews continue to work on the new interchange. This work is part of the I-40/I-240 interchange improvement project. The closures are necessary for crews to safely work underneath the new I-40 flyover.

Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 each day from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The following will be CLOSED:

I-240 eastbound to I-40 westbound. Traffic will be detoured to Whitten Road. A detour map is attached.

The work is weather dependent. Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent this work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled. Truck traffic should use SR 385 as an alternate route.

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.