FULTON, AR (4-20) – Demolition of three spans of the old Interstate 30 Bridge over the Red River will require a brief closure of Interstate 30 and U. S. Highway 67 in southwest Arkansas early next week, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT)
Weather permitting, crews with Jensen Construction plan to close all eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 30 and U.S. Highway 67 on Monday, April 23 beginning at 6:30 a.m. for a blasting operation to remove steel beams.
Interstate 30 westbound lanes will be closed at Mile Marker 18 in Hempstead County. Eastbound lanes will be closed at Mile Marker 16 in Miller County.
Eastbound U.S. Highway 67 traffic will be stopped near Mile Marker 16, just west of the Boll Weevil Convenience Store. Westbound traffic will be stopped at the intersection of Highways 67 and 355 in Fulton, near Suny’s Food Mart & Deli.
The closures should last for approximately 10 – 15 minutes to complete the detonation.
The project to replace the Interstate 30 Red River Bridge was awarded to Jensen Construction in June of 2015 for $37,192,629. Work should be complete in June.
Drivers should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ARDOT.gov.