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MLGW construction work will close lanes of Poplar Avenue near Yates for three weeks
April 16, 2010
(April 16, 2010) - Memphis Light, Gas and Water crews are preparing to make upgrades to underground services in the area along Poplar Avenue near Yates Road. As a result, the far right lanes both eastbound and westbound will be closed intermittently. The work should be completed no later than May 7. Both the eastbound and westbound shoulder lanes will be affected, but not both at the same time.

Crews should being working around 8 a.m. each morning and work should be completed by 3:30 in the afternoon. However barricades and street plates may remain in place throughout the evening and weekend.

MLGW crews are working to upgrade gas pipes in the area.

MLGW is the largest three-service public power utility in the nation, serving more than 420,000 customers in Memphis and Shelby County. A January 2010 survey showed that MLGW had the fifth lowest electric rates in the nation.