Part of A.W. Willis Ave. closes to repair track crossing

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Mud Island residents were rerouted during their commutes Monday morning.

A.W. Willis Avenue is completely closed to traffic between Front Street and Island Drive as of Monday at 9 a.m.

"I didn't know about it," said Bobby Goshayeshi, who was forced to turn around on his way to work at University of Tennessee.

The closure, which is expected to last about a week, will allow total reconstruction of the CN Railroad and MATA track crossings near Front Street.

The repairs are being made as another step to bring the Riverfront Loop of the MATA trolley service back. Work on the track is expected to last until sometime on Monday, Oct. 16.

Access to Mud Island will be limited to N. Mud Island Road during this time.

The signed detour route will use Island Drive and Second Street.

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