Southbound I-49 Bridge Over Spring River CLOSED, Traffic to Shift to Northbound Starting Sept. 20

Where: I-49 bridge at Spring River and Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad in Carthage (Mile Marker 53)

What: Southbound bridge CLOSED and traffic shifted to northbound bridge with reduction to one lane in both directions

When: Thursday, Sept. 20

Traffic Impacts:

  • Drivers should expect delays and lane closings as contractor crews move traffic to the northbound side of I-49
  • I-49 remains reduced to one lane in each direction
  • Southbound I-49 to Missouri Route 96 exit CLOSED
  • Work zone speed limit: 60 mph
  • Traffic will be in this configuration until bridge rehabilitation project is complete in mid-December?
  • Drivers are urged to seek alternate routes around the construction
  • Similar work on the northbound bridge is now complete

Weather and/or unforeseen delays will alter the work schedule.


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