Weekend Closure of I-55 in Shelby County

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 8:19am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close a portion of I-55 next weekend in order to safely remove an abandoned Union Pacific Railroad bridge crossing over I-55.

The closure and detour information are below:

  • Friday, March 31 at 7:00 pm through Monday, April 3 at 6:00 am

I-55 northbound will be detoured at the I-55/I-240 junction. I-55 southbound will be detoured at the I-40/I-55 junction.

I-55 Southbound local traffic will have access to Exit 11 (West McLemore Avenue/Presidents Island)

I-55 Northbound local traffic will have access to Exit 10 (South Parkway West)
Detour signs will be posted throughout the construction area. This work is weather dependent.

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel or for West Tennessee follow https://twitter.com/NicLawrenceTDOT

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.

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