(Memphis) A public meeting is scheduled tonight by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
The meeting is over the recently awarded construction contract to finish the I-40/I-240 interchange in Memphis.
The project, which will cost $109,341,000 for bridge work and other construction, will begin this fall.
Construction will begin in just a few weeks and is not scheduled to be completed until 2017.
Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Oak Grove M.B. Church
- Oak Grove M.B. Church
- 7289 Highway 64
- Bartlett, TN 38133
The I-240 project was completed in 2003, but the I-40 ramp and flyover were never completed.
TDOT says the construction of new ramps and the widening of I-240 will improve traffic flow not only on I-240 and I-40, but also on local roads that feed into the interstate system.
The project includes a four-level interchange, the first of its kind in West Tennessee.
Once completed, the fourth level structure will rise more than 70 feet above Sam Cooper Boulevard, which will be completely rebuilt with an additional lane in each direction.