Highway 64 Bridge Inspection to Cause Lane Closures


A routine inspection of the Highway 64 Bridge (Midland Blvd.) over the Arkansas River in Fort Smith will cause temporary daily lane closures May 20 to 23.

Weather permitting, heavy bridge inspection crews will begin inspecting Saturday, May 20 through Tuesday, May 23, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  

The inspection will begin on May 20 in the northbound direction and switch to the southbound lanes on May 22. At least one lane in each direction will remain open for travel.

Traffic will be controlled with the use of barrels, message boards, and signage.

Drivers are urged to use caution while traveling in the area.

Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ARDOT.gov.  


Contact: Ellen Coulter

NR 23-152

May 16, 2023