I-55 and Crump Interchange Lane Closures
MEMPHIS, Tennessee – The Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews have signs up and are ready to begin work on the I-55 and Crump Interchange. The first lane closures are set to begin in June.
On Monday, June 6 crews will have temporary lane closures from 8:00 pm – 6:00 am on I-55 southbound from the south end of the I-55 bridge to near Wisconsin Avenue to install concrete barrier rail. The barrier rail will result in lane closures that will last approximately eight months. The closures are (see attached map):
· I-55 southbound ramp will be reduced to one lane
· I-55 southbound will close the shoulder and one lane (two lanes will remain open)
These lane closures are part of the $141.2 million project being built by Bell Construction.
The improvements to the I-55 and Crump Boulevard interchange include constructing new through travel lanes for mainline I-55 traffic, which will eliminate the requirement for interstate traffic to use single-lane, low-speed ramps in order to continue on I-55. A new multi-lane roundabout intersection will be constructed to replace the existing cloverleaf interchange and provide improved access to and from I-55 and existing local roadways. The project will also include repairs to the I-55 river bridge deck.
For more project information visit the projects webpage where you will be able to sign up for project updates, I-55 and Crump Interchange.
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