TDOT to close section of Interstate 240
Prepare for more closures this weekend as the Tennessee Department of Transportation continues bridgework along Interstate 240 in East Memphis.
TDOT reports that the section of I-240 from its junction with Interstate 40 to Tenn. 385, and both Poplar Avenue bridges over I-240, will close at 9 p.m. Friday. The sections will reopen at 6 a.m. Monday.
The work is part of TDOT’s ongoing MemFix4 project to update the Poplar bridges.
With a $54 million price tag, MemFix 4 replaces bridges built in the late 1950s and early 1960s that are deteriorating. The four spans include two on Poplar along with one on Park and the Norfolk Southern Railroad.
MemFix 4 work is expected to finish next June by using what is called Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC). The practice, TDOT explains on its website, requires short-term total road closures to give crews the space they need to work around the clock.
TDOT says the practice allows construction to finish in months rather than years.
For more information, visit TDOT’s website explaining the MemFix 4 project in detail.
Ongoing bridge work will close a section of Interstate 240 in East Memphis again this weekend.