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Repair work at White River Bridge forces detour

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LITTLE ROCK - Crews performing repairs to the White River bridge on Interstate 40 will require a detour of eastbound traffic, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Inspectors discovered some damage during a routine examination of the bridge. While there is no immediate danger, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will detour eastbound traffic while the bridge undergoes repairs.

All eastbound traffic will be detoured at Exit 193 to Highway 70 in Hazen. Traffic will be routed back on Interstate 40 at mile marker 202 at Biscoe. Westbound traffic will not be affected at this time. This detour is expected to be in place several days. AHTD will provide an update Tuesday.

The Interstate 40 White River Bridge was constructed in 1968 and is 2,701 feet in length. It is scheduled to be replaced in 2015.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones.