I-40 flyover opens to heavy traffic - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

I-40 flyover opens to heavy traffic

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The new I-40 flyover is officially open, but the one lane opened has been plagued by traffic.

"I've been driving nine hours, I'm ready to get out of here," one driver said.

With speed limit signs showing 45 miles per hour, cars were going much slower Saturday. Cars lined the road waiting to get on the ramp for the flyover.

Many waited patiently to go over the highly anticipated new addition despite the long wait.

"Not everybody knows about it," another driver said. "It will take some time."

Drivers said they feel it will eventually reduce traffic, but not until the second lane is opened.

Drivers said the traffic may take some time to clear up because many people are stopping just to look at the flyover when they notice cars driving by.

TDOT officials said the flyover will remain one lane through the construction of the Wolf River Bridge.

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