Broadway Bridge Project Prompts Road Closure In North Little Rock

Sep 30, 2016

The Broadway Bridge in the background, behind part of the new span being built along the North Little Rock bank of the Arkansas River on Sept. 21, before the old bridge was closed.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

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.