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I-55 Southbound Weekend Closures

Memphis, Tennessee – Tennessee Department of Transportation crews will be closing I-55 southbound for bridge construction activities on the 3rd Street bridge over I-55.

Friday, November 5, 8:00 PM through Monday, November 8, 6:00 AM:

-          I-55 southbound will be closed from Mallory Avenue (exit 9) to 3rd Street (exit 7)

-          Southbound 3rd Street traffic will be reduced to the one inside lane

-          I-55 NB will be OPEN and all northbound ramps will remain OPEN.

-          3rd Street southbound ramp to I-55 south will be closed. Detours will be provided. 

*A detour route will be posted. Weather Permitting.

*November 12 - November 15 will serve as backup if needed due to inclement weather. 

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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.