Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Bridge Work to Close Parts of 240 & Poplar This Weekend

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 3:43 PM

click to enlarge Lane closures this weekend. - TDOT
  • TDOT
  • Lane closures this weekend.

Parts of I-240 and Poplar will be closed this weekend.

Crews will be working in the area, to, ultimately, repair or replace four bridges in the Poplar/240 area. The work is part of the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s $54 million MemFix 4 project.

Those crews will temporarily close a stretch of I-240 from the I-40/I-240 split to the I-40/SR 385 split, as well as Poplar Avenue east and westbound. The closures will start at 9 p.m. Friday and run until 6 a.m. Monday, July 23rd.

“During the closures, all interstate traffic will be detoured around the north I-40 loop and the south I-240 loop,” according to TDOT. “Both Poplar Avenue eastbound and westbound will also be closed.

“Walnut Grove and Park Avenue will be open, but access to I-240 will be prohibited. Message boards will alert motorists to the closures and alternate routes. Drivers are advised to plan ahead.”

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