New Broadway Bridge construction up to a year away

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - Highway officials said Monday the start of construction on the new Broadway Bridge could be up to a year away.

Bids for the construction contract will open in February. The state said it will likely take about three months to award the contract.

Highway officials approved a plan to tear down the existing bridge between Little Rock and North Little Rock and build a new one. Traffic crossing the Arkansas River between the two cities will be re-routed for up to two years as the new bridge is constructed.