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Drivers should expect some major delays when bridge repair work starts next week on and around I-640 in West Knoxville.

Starting Monday, March 17 at 7 pm, TDOT will begin two projects that will close lanes on I-640.

The I-640 Eastbound and I-640 Westbound bridges over I-275 will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes. Crews will work around-the-clock until all lanes are reopened.

Crews will begin bridge repairs on the ramp from I-640 Westbound to I-40 Westbound and the ramp from I-40 Eastbound to I-640 Eastbound. These ramps will be reduced from two lanes to one lane. Crews will work around-the-clock until all lanes are reopened.

The lane closures could cause traffic back-ups, particularly during the morning and evening rush hours. TDOT has not announced how long the work will take, and it could be affected by the weather.

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