I-240 Widening Project To Be Done After Year Delay

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(Memphis) The I-240 widening project is scheduled to be done this summer.

The project was scheduled to be completed in June of 2013 but there were two issues that caused delays.

One problem had to do with paving while the other was with a bridge.

The project which was projected to cost $41 million included the widening of I-240 from 385 to Walnut Grove to four lanes each direction as well as work on the Poplar Avenue bridge which crosses I-240.

Construction has already begun on the I-40/I-240 interchange and will continue for at least three years.


  • For Real

    I have an idea: How about you actually finish one job before starting another one. Crazy, I know. It has always cracked me up how long projects take to complete around here when I visit other cities often and see projects completed in fractions of the time they would take around here. People already drive like idiots here. Add in some never-ending construction and it’s a $h!t storm during rush hour. 3 years to do a project is absolutely ridiculous and there is no excuse for it.

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