Tennessee DOT to Repair the I-55 Bridge

May 31, 2023
The bridge will be closed from June 9 until June 12

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will be closing the I-55 Mississippi River Bridge in June for construction and repair work to the structure.

According to TDOT, the bridge will close on June 9 at 8 p.m. and won't reopen until Monday June 12 at 6 a.m. as crews work on the I-55 and Crump interchange. They will be setting beams for the new Wisconsin Bridge, constructing of cross-over at the east end of I-55 bridge, and conducting repair work on the I-55 bridge.

All work is dependent on the weather.

Drivers will need to plan ahead as construction happens due to multiple routes being closed such as westbound on Crump Boulevard, I-55 southbound at Bridgeport Road in Arkansas, and I-55 northbound at South Parkway in Tennessee.

Beginning Monday June 12 when it reopens, there will be new traffic patterns, according to TDOT:

  • I-55 SB outside lane will be closed from the west end of the I-55 bridge through the project site and the SB inside lane will cross over at the east end of the I-55 bridge and share the current I-55 NB cloverleaf ramp with I-55 NB
  • I-55 NB outside lane of the cloverleaf ramp will be closed to allow for I-55 SB use
  • Crump Boulevard WB will be closed (local traffic only beyond South Third Street)
  •  Riverside Drive / goes up Riverside Drive SB ramp to I-55 NB and then can exit at Metal Museum Drive
  • Riverside Drive SB will remain closed at Carolina
  • Riverside Drive NB will remain closed to Carolina
  • Wisconsin will remain closed
  • Channel 3 ramp to Riverside Drive SB will remain closed
  • Channel 3 ramp from Riverside Drive SB will remain closed

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Source: MSN.com