Temporary Lane Closures on Sam Cooper Boulevard in Shelby County

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 01:01 pm

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – TDOT has scheduled lane closures that will affect the stretch of Sam Cooper Boulevard at the I-40/240 interchange in east Memphis. Lane closures will be in effect for approximately 18 months as construction crews add new lanes to Sam Cooper. At the end of this portion of the interchange improvement project, Sam Cooper will be expanded to three lanes in each direction.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 beginning at 6:30 a.m.

The right lane of eastbound Sam Cooper Boulevard will be closed for construction. The lane closure begins at the White Station Rd. overpass (Exit 10A) and extends to the bridge over the Wolf River. The existing ramp (Exit 10B) from eastbound Sam Cooper Boulevard to I-240 and westbound I-40 will remain open during this construction.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 beginning at 6:30 a.m.

The right lane of westbound Sam Cooper Boulevard will be closed for construction. The lane closure begins at the bridge over the Wolf River (Exit 10B) and extends to the White Station Rd. overpass (Exit 10A). The existing ramp (Exit 10B) which carries westbound I-40 will remain open during this construction. The Sam Cooper Boulevard lane closures are weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent this work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled.

For travel and TDOT construction information, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/ or download the new TDOT SmartWay mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for Android. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information or can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel information.  Drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools responsibly.  Drivers should refrain from texting, tweeting or using a mobile phone while operating a vehicle.  TDOT advises drivers to “Know before you go!” by checking traffic conditions before leaving for your destination.

 

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