Expect more traffic turmoil on 240/40 interchange

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Be prepared to expect an even bigger headache if you plan on using the Interstate 40/240 interchange within the next several months.

You're going to see more lane closures and detours.

It all started Wednesday on I-240 headed towards the I-40 on-ramp towards Nashville.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation sent WREG its plan:

Beginning Wednesday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m.: I-240 eastbound beginning near the Walnut Grove interchange and extending to the I-40 eastbound ramp, traffic will be reduced to three lanes of traffic.

The I-240 eastbound to I-40 eastbound ramp will be reduced to one lane and shifted to new outside lanes.

This shift and lane reduction will be in place approximately four months.

Saturday, April 11, 6:00 a.m. through Sunday, April 12, 6:00 p.m.: I-40 eastbound ramp to Nashville will be closed for paving.

Saturday, April 11, 6:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: I-40 westbound ramp to Little Rock is closed for paving.

Sunday, April 12, 6:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.: I-240 eastbound to I-40 westbound is closed.