Pavement repairs will require a lane closure this week on Interstate 40 in North Little Rock, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has said.
The work will be done from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Young Road overpass, at I-40 mile marker 149 just east of Crystal Hill Road, the department said. It will require the westbound, outside lane of the interstate to be closed, according to highway officials.
Parts of the overpass and surrounding area were damaged March 7, when a tractor-trailer carrying rolls of plastic crashed and caught fire, killing the driver and damaging the bridge, shoulder and roadway. The shoulder, the bridge and guard rails have been repaired. Work is now focusing on the travel lane.
Traffic will be controlled using warning signs and barrels, the Highway Department added.