BLACK ROCK, AR (KAIT) - The Highway 63 bridge in Black Rock is one of the fastest moving highway projects in Arkansas.
On the first week of 2015, work continued on the new bridge even though it was expected to be done by Christmas 2014.
Project engineer for Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department James Toney said he overlooks the work by the contractor on the new Black River bridge and said the bridge isn't complete yet due to issues with the weather and the Black River coming over its banks.
"We're relying on the river staying down, it's been up the last couple of days which has stopped work operations that need to be going on right down at the river," Toney said.
Despite all of the setbacks, the contractor is still on track. Not with it's high expectations, but with the time allotted in the contract itself. Completing the project on time is not just important to AHTD either.
"There will be a daily penalty assessed to the contractor when they go over that allowed site use time," Toney said.