Westbound weekend traffic along Sam Cooper will be detoured this weekend and next as the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) installs steel girders over an existing traffic lane. The work is part of the overall construction project for the I-40/I-240 interchange improvement project.
Sam Cooper will be closed from Saturday, October 25th at 5:00 a.m. through Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. and again from Saturday, November 1st at 5:00 a.m. through Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
During both weekends, westbound Sam Cooper Boulevard will be closed. Traffic taking Sam Cooper Boulevard westbound into the city will be detoured along westbound I-40 to the Covington Pike interchange and then back along eastbound I-40 to exit 12B, where traffic will rejoin Sam Cooper Boulevard. Westbound I-40 traffic will be encouraged to use SR 385 as an alternate route. Detour maps and information will be provided on the TDOT web site.