Bridge Demolition to Close Portion of I-40

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – TDOT crews are closing a portion of I-40 this weekend to begin the demolition of a Fayette County bridge. A short section of I-40 East at Exit 42 in Fayette County will be closed to demolish the original SR 222 bridge that crosses over the interstate. SR 222 over I-40 will also be closed during the demolition process. The closures are as follows: “¢ Saturday, January 18, 2014, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. “¢ Sunday, January 19, 2014, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During the closure, traffic on I-40 East will be routed up the off-ramps at Exit 42 and back down the on-ramps to reenter I-40. Traffic on SR 222 will not be able to cross over I-40 during the closures. Message boards will be placed in the area to alert motorists to the closure. The Tennessee Highway Patrol and TDOT HELP Trucks will also be on-site to assist with traffic. The work is part of a $10 million project to construct a new interchange at I-40 and SR 222 in Fayette County.

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