I hate to be the bearer of bad news. Especially when that bad news could impact your daily commute.

Get ready for 18 months (that's a year and six months in case you need a breakdown) of bridge construction on I-40. The construction will begin this evening at 7pm and will last for the next 18 months.

The bridge construction will affect westbound traffic near the Lake Side Drive and Whitaker Road areas. There will be a lot of changes to on-ramps and exit ramps, and expect traffic to re-routed in some areas.

According to this report, this all makes room for the "demolition and reconstruction of westbound bridges at Lakeside Drive and Whitaker Road."

Click HERE for more information, and just be aware. If you are going to be traveling westbound on I-40 near Lakeside or Whitaker, it's going to be a little "inconvenient" for the next 18 months.