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Posted on: September 20, 2018



MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will temporarily close a stretch of I-240 from the I-40/I-240 split to the I-240/SR 385 split this weekend.


The closures are as follows:

Friday, September 21, 9:00 p.m. until Monday, September 24, 6:00 a.m. FULL Closure of I-240 east and westbound. *Poplar Avenue east and westbound will be OPEN. There will be no access to I-240 from Poplar Avenue.

In addition to this weekend’s full interstate closure, contract crews will be working during the overnight hours this week in preparation for the bridge work.

The NIGHTLY closures are scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, September 19 and Thursday, September 20, 9:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m.  – Each night there will be lane closures on Poplar Avenue westbound.

  • *The ramp from I-240 eastbound to Poplar Avenue westbound will be CLOSED.
  • *The ramp from Poplar Avenue westbound to I-240 westbound will be CLOSED.


During the closures, all interstate traffic will be detoured around the north I-40 loop and the south I-240 loop. Both Poplar Avenue eastbound and westbound will also be closed. Additional closures will include the I-40 eastbound exits to White Station/Summer Avenue and Sam Cooper. Walnut Grove and Park Avenue will be open, but access to I-240 will be prohibited. Message boards will alert motorists to the closures and alternate routes. Drivers are advised to plan ahead.

Full closures of I-240 and Poplar Avenue are also planned for several weekends in October. Announcements regarding those closures will be made prior to those weekends.

For more information on the MemFix 4 project including a video explaining the ABC process, visit the project information page at: You can also sign up for email updates. 

In 2016, the Tennessee Department of Transportation lost three workers in the line of duty. All three were struck by passing motorists. Those tragedies bring the total number of TDOT lives lost to 112. We don’t want to lose another member of our TDOT family. We’re asking you to WORK WITH US. Click on the WORK WITH US logo to learn more. 

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