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Lanes of I-40 Mississippi River bridge to close Wednesday for inspection

Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 4:29 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Part of the I-40 Hernando DeSoto bridge over the Mississippi River will close Wednesday for an inspection.

According to the Arkansas Department of Transportation, crews will close the westbound outside lane from 7 a.m. to noon Wednesday, then close the eastbound outside lane from noon to 5 p.m.

ARDOT calls the inspection routine.

Crews will place signage and orange cones to control traffic.

Drivers can expect delays traveling through the work zones.

Last year, the I-40 bridge was shut down for months after crews found a major crack during an inspection. They later determined the crack was present for years before discovery.

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