Crews to shut down section of I-240 to replace Poplar Avenue bridge

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Get ready for another round of closures at I-240 and Poplar Avenue.

According to TDOT, both the interstate and Poplar will be shut down starting at 9 p.m. Friday.

The agency said crews will be replacing the westbound Poplar Avenue Bridge if the weather cooperates.

Construction crews have been building the new bridge at a staging area at Walnut Grove and I-240. The bridge will be transported in four separate pieces south to its permanent location.

TDOT's Nichole Lawrence tweeted that the first two pieces are massive- coming in at 1.2 million pounds each.

They'll remove the old bridge and move the new one into its place.

More closures are expected next weekend.

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