Weekend Traffic: I-40 West, Union Ave closures - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Weekend Traffic: I-40 West, Union Ave closures

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Brutally high temperatures and a heat advisory won’t be the only annoyance for Mid-South drivers this weekend.

City and state road closures will create detours on two busy roads.

TDOT said the ramp to I-40 westbound will be closed at the I-240 flyover construction site. The closure begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, lasting until 8 p.m. that evening.

Drivers that need to continue west towards Little Rock will have to detour to I-240 west, exit at Walnut Grove and get back on I-240 east until it becomes I-40 west at the interchange.

Part of Union Avenue downtown will also be closed Saturday morning, according to traffic engineers with the City of Memphis.

Crews will use a crane to install an air conditioning unit on the roof of the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau at 47 Union Avenue.

Union Avenue will be closed between Riverside Drive and Front Street from 8 a.m. to noon. The city says detours could cause delays through that area.

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