Another Set of Closures Planned for MemFix 4 Project On I-240

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Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will be closing a portion of I-240 and Park Avenue over the next few weekends to complete the replacement of the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge over I-240. Crews are using bridge slide technology to perform the state’s first bridge slide. 

The FULL CLOSURES are as follows: 

  • Friday, February 1, 9:00 p.m. until Monday, February 4, 6:00 a.m. 

  • Friday, February 8, 9:00 p.m. until Monday, February 11, 6:00 a.m. 

  • Friday, February 15, 9:00 p.m. until Monday, February 18, 6:00 a.m.  

I-240 will be closed between I-40 and SR 385. Park Avenue will be closed at the bridge. Poplar Avenue east and westbound bridges will be OPEN to cross I-240, but the ramps associated with I-240 will be CLOSED.  

During the closures, all interstate traffic will be detoured around the north I-40 loop and the south I-240 loop. Walnut Grove 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. 

The project is part of a $54.1 million project to rehabilitate and repair four bridges built in 1968. Work will begin at the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge. The Poplar Avenue eastbound, westbound and Park Avenue bridges will be done in subsequent closures. Using expedited construction, the project will require a total closure of this stretch of I-240 up to 12 weekends from now through June 2019. All scheduled closures are tentative, dependent on weather and project progress.

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