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Bridge Work in Jackson to Close Lanes

I-40 and US 45 By-Pass will have Several Weekend Closures
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 | 07:22pm

JACKSON, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will have major lane closures this weekend along I-40 and the US 45 By-Pass to place steel bridge beams over the interstate. The upcoming closures are as follows:

·         Friday, November 9, 9:00 p.m. through Monday, November 12, 6:00 a.m.

·         Friday, November 16, 9:00 p.m. through Monday, November 19, 6:00 a.m.

·         Friday, November 30, 9:00 p.m. through Monday, December 3, 6:00 a.m.

I-40 east and westbound traffic will be detoured to the on and off ramps at Exit 80 (US 45 By-Pass). The US 45 By-Pass south and northbound at the interchange will be closed to erect steel beams for the US 45 By-Pass bridge over the interstate.

All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and seek alternate routes.

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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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