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Bridge Work in Jackson to Close US 45 Bypass

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 09:17pm

JACKSON, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will have a full closure of the US 45 Bypass for crews to safely install a new sign truss across all lanes of the Bypass, as well as paving activities. The closure is as follows.

  • Friday, April 26, 8:00 p.m. through Saturday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.
    • The US 45 Bypass at the I-40 interchange will be closed to through traffic.
    • The associated interstate ramps will have intermittent closures throughout.
  • Saturday, April 27, 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    • One lane will be closed on I-40, easbound and westbound, between mile markers 79 and 81 for construction activities.

At the conclusion of this weekend’s work on the US 45 Bypass, there will be:

  • Three through lanes northbound and southbound on the bypass
  • New signals operating with turn lanes on the bypass
  • New interstate on- and off-ramps
  • Re-opened eastbound and westbound 80-A and 80-B ramps

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.

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.

In 2016, the Tennessee Department of Transportation lost three workers in the line of duty. All three were struck by passing motorists. Those tragedies bring the total number of TDOT lives lost to 112. We don’t want to lose another member of our TDOT family. We’re asking you to Work With Us, move over and slow down for highway workers on Tennessee roadways.

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