ATTENTION: Damage from Interstate 40 Crash Requires Roadway Repairs, Lane Closures

ST. FRANCIS COUNTY | August 24, 2022

Overnight lane closures will begin at 7 p.m. this evening, Wednesday, August 24 to repair damage caused by a tanker truck crash that happened Monday on I-40 Eastbound at Mile Marker 246 near Widener.

The lane closures are expected to remain in place through 10 a.m. Thursday, August 25.

All eastbound traffic will be placed in the inside (left) lane at the St. Francis River Bridge.  Once outside lane repairs are completed, traffic will be shifted to the outside (right) lane as repairs are completed on the inside lanes.

Crews will be focused on repairing two main areas of the roadway that experienced fire damage from the crash. Each damaged section will require the removal of the deck, rebar remediation, and recasting of the deck. 

Lane closures will be marked using signage and orange barrels. Additional travel information can be found at or   

Contact: Ellen Coulter

NR 22-205

August 24, 2022