Bridge replacement requires long-term closure of Highway 141

Bridge replacement requires long-term closure of Highway 141

McDOUGAL, Ark. (KAIT) - The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) said Monday a bridge replacement in Clay County will require them to close State Highway 141 for several months.

ArDOT plans to close the highway about a half-mile south of the intersection of State Highway 141 and U.S. Highway 62 in McDougal.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) said Monday a bridge replacement in Clay County will require them to close State Highway 141 for several months.
The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) said Monday a bridge replacement in Clay County will require them to close State Highway 141 for several months. (Source: Google Maps)

Crews plan to remove and replace the bridge over the Little Cache River Ditch. ArDOT says contractors will be given 103 days to demolish and replace the bridge.

The bridge will be torn down and completely replaced.
The bridge will be torn down and completely replaced. (Source: KAIT-TV)

Local business worker Kelby Phillips at McDougal 1 Stop says it’s an inconvenience for her, but it’s to keep everyone safe.

“I’m glad they’re doing it before something bad happened and they have to do it because it was too big of a safety issue," she says.

The road, according to a news release, will be closed until mid-2020.

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