Work continues on a new bridge on Interstate 30 that will replace a bridge built over the Red River in 1967. The new $37 million bridge is located at the Miller-Hempstead county line. The project covers about a two mile stretch of road. The state highway department is asking motorists to watch for traffic delays. The bridge now is open to eastbound traffic only. The project has been under construction for about two years and work should hopefully finish within the next 3 months.
The new Interstate 30 bridge will improve traffic flow and safety over the Red River, said William Cheatham, district construction engineer for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.
Jensen Construction Co. of Des Moines, Iowa, was awarded the contract for $37,192,629.