Weekend closure of Poplar, I-240 slated for MemFix 4 bridge replacement

By Updated: October 25, 2018 4:00 AM CT | Published: October 24, 2018 1:56 PM CT

For the third weekend in a row, Interstate 240 and Poplar are scheduled to be closed down for construction from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, to 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

I-240 will be closed from the I-40/240 flyover to Bill Morris Parkway (Tennessee 385) while work continues on replacement of railroad and Poplar Avenue bridges over I-240 in East Memphis. Both east- and westbound Poplar will be closed at I-240.

The closings are part of the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s MemFix 4 project to replace the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge and east- and westbound Poplar bridges and to repair the Park Avenue bridge over I-240.

TDOT said another weekend closing could be on tap Nov. 2-5 if certain tasks aren’t completed this weekend.

Elsewhere in Greater Memphis, highway construction and maintenance activities, weather permitting, will cause intermittent lane closures:

  • I-240 eastbound near Millbranch and Elvis Presley overpass, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 26, for drainage cleanout and camera inspection.
  • I-240 near Airways interchange, 8 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday, Oct. 29 through Thursday, Nov. 4, for soil test drilling on shoulders.
  • Germantown Road from near Raleigh LaGrange to Woodchase, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 28 to Thursday, Nov. 1, for resurfacing.
  • Bill Morris Parkway (Tennessee 385) from Ridgeway to near Hacks Cross, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday, Oct. 29 to Thursday, Nov. 1, for resurfacing.
  • I-240, I-55, I-40, Bill Morris Parkway and some state routes are expected to see lane closures for guardrail and concrete barrier repair between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. on weeknights through Tuesday, Oct. 30.


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Wayne Risher

Wayne Risher

Business news reporter, 42-year veteran of print journalism, 34-year resident of Memphis, University of Georgia alumnus and proud father and spouse of University of Memphis graduates.

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