’Bridge issue’ forces highway closure

’Bridge issue’ forces highway closure
(Source: WAVE 3 News)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Just days after closing Highway 139 in Clay County due to much-needed bridge repairs, the Arkansas Department of Transportation has closed yet another Region 8 highway.

ArDOT announced Friday it would close State Highway 90 between Pocahontas and O’Kean in Randolph County.

ArDOT announced Friday it would close State Highway 90 between Pocahontas and O’Kean in Randolph County.
ArDOT announced Friday it would close State Highway 90 between Pocahontas and O’Kean in Randolph County. (Source: iDriveArkansas.com)

The department cited a “bridge issue” for the closure.

ArDOT officials said in a media release that a routine inspection uncovered an issue with load carrying capacity, noting nearly 220 vehicles travel on the road every day.

According to IDriveArkansas.com, the road is closed to thru traffic in both directions. Officials ask that people use alternate routes between Highway 67 and Highway 34 to get through the area and that traffic will be controlled through barricades and signs.

No word on when the highway would reopen.

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