Bridge Construction on I-40 in Fayette CountyI-40 at SR 196 will have interstate lane shifts over two weekends
JACKSON, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close lanes on Interstate 40 in Fayette County the next two weekends in order to shift traffic for the bridge construction project on SR 196 over the interstate. The closures are as follows:
Friday, September 14, 8:00 p.m. through Monday, September 17, 6:00 a.m.
· I-40 eastbound will be reduced to one lane at mile marker 27 and shifted to the westbound lanes where there will be one lane each direction through the project. This will allow the contractor to demo the existing bridge over the eastbound lanes. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 MPH. There will be a 16’ width restriction in place.
Friday, September 21, 8:00 p.m. through Monday, September 24, 6:00 a.m.
· I-40 westbound will be reduced to one lane at mile marker 31 and shifted to the eastbound lanes where there will be one lane each direction through the project. This will allow the contractor to demo the existing bridge over the westbound lanes. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 MPH. There will be a 16’ width restriction in place.
This work is weather dependent.
This work is part of the $15.9 million project to build a new interchange at SR 196, the future Exit 29. The estimated completion date for this job is October 31, 2018.
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