ADVANCE NOTICE: N. James Street Bridge to Close for a Year in Jacksonville

PULASKI COUNTY | September 11, 2023 Construction to widen Highway 67 to six lanes between Main Street and Vandenberg Boulevard in Jacksonville requires the closure of the N. James Street Bridge over Highway 67 in late October. This closure is expected to be in place for a year. Weather permitting, crews will close the N. James Street Bridge over Highway 67 to demolish and reconstruct the overpass. In addition, the Highway 67 southbound N. James Street exit ramp (Exit 10A) will also be closed during this time. Detours will be in place to navigate around the closures. Additional news releases will be sent out prior to the closures once the exact date and detours have been confirmed.   Traffic will be controlled with traffic barriers, signs, and message boards. The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zone and watch for slower traffic speeds. Areas adjacent to the Interstate may experience noise impacts during nighttime hours.    This project (Job CA0604) is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program and includes widening 2.5 miles of Highway 67 to six lanes, between Main Street (Exit 9) and Vandenberg Boulevard (Exit 11) in Jacksonville. The project also includes improvements at the James Street interchange (Exit 10A), the Gregory Street Interchange (Exit 10B), the Vandenberg Boulevard interchange (Exit 11), and conversion of the Frontage roads from two-way to one-way. More information on this $145.2 million project is available at

Contact: Ellen Coulter

NR 23-299

September 11, 2023