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December 13, 2013

TDOT sets I-40 & 240 ramp closures in Shelby County


MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will have temporary lane closures December 14 and 15, on Shelby County roadways. Temporary lane closure dates and times are rescheduled as listed below:

Saturday, December 14, from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – The 12C exit ramp on I-40 East (from Covington Pike to I-40 east) will be closed for ramp work. A detour will be posted.  Motorists will be detoured through the Walnut Grove interchange back to I-40 East.

Sunday, December 15, from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – The left lane of the 12C exit ramp on I-240 East (from Walnut Grove to I-40 East) will be closed for grinding and installation of pavement markers. Upon completion, the left lane will open and the right lane will close for grinding and installation of pavement markers.

The work is weather dependent.  Should inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances prevent this work from occurring as scheduled, it will be rescheduled.

TDOT will use message boards to direct motorists around the detour route. The Tennessee Highway Patrol and TDOT HELP trucks will also be on site to assist with traffic.

For travel and TDOT construction information, visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at 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 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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