Repair work at White River Bridge forces detour

LITTLE ROCK - Crewsperforming repairs to the White River bridge on Interstate 40 will require adetour of eastbound traffic, according to Arkansas State Highway andTransportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Inspectors discovered somedamage during a routine examination of the bridge. While there is no immediatedanger, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will detoureastbound traffic while the bridge undergoes repairs.

All eastbound traffic willbe detoured at Exit 193 to Highway 70 in Hazen. Traffic will be routed back onInterstate 40 at mile marker 202 at Biscoe. Westbound traffic will not beaffected at this time. This detour is expected to be in place several days.AHTD will provide an update Tuesday.

The Interstate 40 WhiteRiver Bridge was constructed in 1968 and is 2,701 feet in length. It isscheduled to be replaced in 2015.

Motorists should exercisecaution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones.