TDOT to close sec­tion of In­ter­state 240

The Commercial Appeal - - Front Page - Ron Maxey Mem­phis Com­mer­cial Ap­peal USA TO­DAY NET­WORK - TEN­NESSEE

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.

TDOT

On­go­ing bridge work will close a sec­tion of In­ter­state 240 in East Mem­phis again this week­end.

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