Residents voice concerns at final 40-240 construction meeting - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Residents voice concerns at final 40-240 construction meeting

(WMC-TV) - A construction meeting in Bartlett is allowing residents to voice their concerns, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

TDOT is encouraging residents from all over the city to come out to this final public meeting on the Interstate 40 and Interstate 240 interchange.

While the I-40 and I-240 construction has already begun, officials are letting residents know the current work will not restrict lanes.

"Construction signs are going up now. You'll start to see behind the scenes work where they're putting up the concrete barrier rails. You'll start seeing that type (of) work. There won't be any restrictions to lanes right now. It'll all be behind the barrier rails," explained TDOT spokesperson Nichole Lawrence.

The construction will include the following areas:

Sam Cooper Boulevard up to the White Station overpass

I-40 from Sycamore View Road

Covington Pike including the replacement of the Wolf River Bridge.

I-240 to near Walnut Grove Road

The meeting will be held at the Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church near on Highway 64 and Stage Road in Bartlett. It begins at 5:30 p.m. and will end at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

TDOT authorities are warning it is very likely this is the last chance residents have to voice their concerns. TDOT hosted a previous meeting.

This project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2017.

Images of the plans will be available for the public to view at this open meeting.

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