Motorists Traveling Interstates Should Expect Delays in West Memphis Area

    LITTLE ROCK (5-16)  

     Motorist traveling on Interstate 40 or Interstate 55 in the West Memphis area should expect delays 

beginning May 19th and continuing through May 22nd.

       A contractor for the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will stop traffic

on the Interstates for 30 minute intervals between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

each evening.  The delays are necessary so crews can install new overhead message boards. 

      The stoppages on May 19th will be located in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 between 

the Mississippi River Bridge and the Riverside weigh station.  On May 20th, eastbound traffic

on Interstate 40 will be stopped just west of the Airport Road E xit.

      On Interstate 55, southbound traffic near the Bridgeport weigh station will be stopped on

May 21st.  Northbound Interstate 55 traffic will be stopped on May 22nd between the

Mississippi River Bridge and the Bridgeport weigh station. 

      Single lane closures will begin each night at 8:00 p.m. in these areas to prepare for the

work even though the total traffic stoppage won’t begin until 11:00 p.m.

      For more information on this road construction project, visit the TDOT website's dynamic 

TDOT SmartWay Information System at Travelers can

also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone to access valuable information about travel 

conditions anytime, or log on to



For Further Information Contact:

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department
10324 Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR 72209
Tel: 501-569-2000
FAX: 501-569-2400