Bridge Work to Start on I-40 at West Memphis

JUNE 14, 2006 - Posted at 4:18 p.m. CST

WEST MEMPHIS, AR - A project to rebuild two bridges on Interstate 40 between West Memphis and the Mississippi River is scheduled to start within three weeks, and drivers can expect congestion.

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says crews will replace one of the bridges and retrofit a second.

The project will take three to four years and will require temporary closures of some lanes of traffic.

Both bridges are on the Arkansas side of the Mississippi River, but by agreement the Tennessee Department of Transportation is paying for the project and will handle construction.

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