TDOT Announces Lane Closures on I-40

Motorists traveling on I-40 in Jefferson County should be aware of upcoming bridge repairs that will affect traffic over the next few weeks.

Beginning tonight, April 2nd, I-40 East and I-40 West will see lane closures between State Route 92 (MM 417) and the I-40/I-81 split (MM 421). These closures will be in place 24/7 while bridges are being repaired. The entire four mile project limit will not see lane reductions. This will only occur at the bridges being worked on at that time.  These bridge repairs are taking place in advance of paving operations that will occur once bridge repairs are complete.

Motorists are advised to use extreme caution in this area as workers will be present. Delays are likely during peak travel hours.

The TDOT SmartWay system will have real-time information on traffic conditions, and is accessible at