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Bridge Work in Jackson to Close Lanes I-40 and US 45 By-Pass will have Weekend Lane Closures

JACKSON, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will have major closures this weekend

to begin placing steel bridge beams over the interstate. The upcoming closures are as follows:

  • Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, 5:00 a. m.-9:00 p. m.: Close and detour I-40 east and westbound onto existing ramps at Exit 80 (US 45 Bypass). Close and detour US 45 Bypass south and northbound at the interchange to allow for steel erection of the US 45 By-Pass bridge over the interstate.

All work is weather dependent and motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes.

From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at for statewide travel or for West Tennessee follow

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.

In 2016, the Tennessee Department of Transportation lost three workers in the line of duty. All three were struck by passing motorists. Those tragedies bring the total number of TDOT lives lost to 112. We don’t want to lose another member of our TDOT family. We’re asking you to WORK WITH US. Click on the WORK WITH US logo to learn more.

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