Bridge maintenance slows Pocahontas traffic

Bridge maintenance slows Pocahontas traffic

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - Traffic will be moving slow in Pocahontas for a while.

Work is being done on the Highway 67 Bridge over the Black River.

Right now, maintenance is being done on a grid deck on the old bridge.

That work started Monday. They have reduced that bridge to one lane and it will likely stay that way for a few more days.

This is just a preview of what is to come for Pocahontas residents.

Eventually, the old bridge is going to be shut down completely and all traffic will be moved to the new Highway 67 Bridge.

Upgrades must be done in the southbound lane of the new bridge before that can happen.

A pre-construction conference will be held before the work can begin. No date is set for that meeting yet.

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