Weekend lane closures could cause big delays - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Weekend lane closures could cause big delays

(Source: TDOT) (Source: TDOT)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Your weekend plans could be impacted by the continued construction on Interstate 40 around I-40/I-240 and Sam Cooper Boulevard.

Beginning Saturday, 6 a.m. until Sunday, 6 a.m., expect ramp and lane closures on I-40 westbound from Sycamore View Road to Wolf River.  Detour signs will be posted; however, consider using Whitten Road to Raleigh Lagrange Road to Summer Avenue as an alternate.

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, this project will ease the burden of traffic congestion on the east side of Memphis. By 2035, this interchange is expected to see 350,000 vehicles daily. That's up from the 200,000 cars that currently pass through the area every day.

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