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Broadway Bridge Project Prompts Road Closure In North Little Rock

Broadway Bridge
Michael Hibblen

Highway crews are shutting down a road in downtown North Little Rock as workers continue demolishing the Broadway Bridge crossing the Arkansas River.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department says Riverfront Drive will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. Friday between Karrott and Willow streets. The road will reopen Monday at 6 a.m.

The highway department says drivers will need to use West Broadway Street to get around the closed section of Riverfront Drive. The bridge's demolition will also require the closing of a section of the Arkansas River Trail in North Little Rock.

The 93-year-old Broadway Bridge was shut down Wednesday morning. Workers will demolish and remove the old bridge then install a new span crossing the river. The project is expected to be complete within six months.

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