HAZEN, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has shut down a 9 mile section of Interstate 40 in eastern Arkansas in order to work on the I-40 bridge over the White River.
The department shut down eastbound lanes of the interstate and mile marker 193 about 5 p.m. Monday. Traffic is being diverted to Highway 70 in Hazen and is routed back onto the interstate at mile marker 202 at Biscoe.
Westbound lanes are not affected.
A department spokesman was the work could continue through the middle of the week.
The AHTD says damage to the bridge was discovered during a routine inspection.
The White River Bridge was built in 1968 and is scheduled to be replaced in 2015.
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