I-55 Mississippi River Bridge to Close for Two Weeks

The I-55 Mississippi River Bridge will be closed for two weeks for construction.

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will be closing the I-55 Mississippi River Bridge for two weeks to continue construction activities on the I-55 and Crump interchange. During the two-week closure, crews will perform hydro-demolition on the bridge deck and apply a new polymer concrete overlay. The polymer-modified concrete has strict temperature restrictions, and all work is weather-dependent. This closure is the first of two allowed under the contract.

The closure period will be from Sunday, June 9, at 8:00 pm to Sunday, June 23, at 8:00 pm. During this time, the following closures will be in effect:

– I-55 Southbound (SB) will be closed at Bridgeport Road in Arkansas.

– I-55 Northbound (NB) will be closed at South Parkway in Tennessee*.

* Local traffic will be allowed to continue to the McLemore exit.

– The I-55 SB ramp will be closed.

– Crump Boulevard Westbound (WB) will be closed.

A detour will be posted for drivers.

For the latest construction activity and live-streaming SmartWay traffic cameras, visit www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 for travel information or follow TDOT on Twitter at https://twitter.com/myTDOT for statewide travel updates or follow Nic Lawrence for West Tennessee updates at https://twitter.com/NicLawrenceTDOT.

Drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and to check travel conditions before leaving for their destination. It is important to avoid tweeting, texting, or talking on a cell phone while driving.

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