AHTD open all 5 lanes of Harrisburg Road overpass - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

breaking

AHTD open all 5 lanes of Harrisburg Road overpass

New column now supporting Harrisburg Road overpass. (Source: Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. via Twitter) New column now supporting Harrisburg Road overpass. (Source: Arkansas Highway and Transportation Dept. via Twitter)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

All five lanes of traffic are now traveling over the Harrisburg Road overpass.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department said the damaged bridge is now resting on a new column.

The Interstate 555 overpass sustained significant damage when a tractor-trailer rig struck the support on June 27, killing the driver, 57-year-old Jackie Becker of Jonesboro.

At the time, AHTD estimated it would possibly take months to repair the bridge.

"All four columns supporting the bridge were impacted," said Danny Straessle, AHTD spokesperson.

Since then, AHTD crews have worked virtually around the clock to reopen the overpass. During that time, they reopened two lanes of traffic.

While all five lanes of the overpass are opening, AHTD District Engineer Brad Smithee says work still needs to be done to the right lane of northbound I-555. It will remain at one lane until further notice.

Region 8 News will have more information as details emerge. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute updates.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Arkansas State University convention center coming soon

    Arkansas State University convention center coming soon

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:07 PM EST2017-11-18 02:07:11 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:43 AM EST2017-11-18 13:43:07 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    After presenting a request to get their Embassy Suites Hotel and convention center up and running, the O’Reilly group received the green light from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission. However, not without certain stipulations in that request.

    After presenting a request to get their Embassy Suites Hotel and convention center up and running, the O’Reilly group received the green light from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission. However, not without certain stipulations in that request.

  • Downtown businesses help out City Youth Ministries

    Downtown businesses help out City Youth Ministries

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-18 02:22:20 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:55 PM EST2017-11-18 02:55:05 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The holidays are just around the corner and businesses in downtown Jonesboro spent Friday evening giving back to kids in the community.

    The holidays are just around the corner and businesses in downtown Jonesboro spent Friday evening giving back to kids in the community.

  • FCC to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls

    FCC to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:40 PM EST2017-11-18 02:40:38 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:51 PM EST2017-11-18 02:51:13 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    The Attorney General of Arkansas was successful in getting the Federal Communications Commission’s to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls.

    The Attorney General of Arkansas was successful in getting the Federal Communications Commission’s to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls.

Powered by Frankly