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Closure on I-55 Arkansas
« on: November 07, 2017, 05:31:56 PM »

NB I-55 is facing a 2-3 day closure north of Burdette due to a damaged bridge. No one seems to know how it damaged (an "unknown event") .

Northbound traffic has to exit at AR 148 at Burdette, go east to US 61, then north to I-55 at Blytheville.

I Drive Arkansas is showing traffic to be barely moving.

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Re: Closure on I-55 Arkansas
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 07:30:24 PM »

NB I-55 is facing a 2-3 day closure north of Burdette due to a damaged bridge. No one seems to know how it damaged (an "unknown event") .

Northbound traffic has to exit at AR 148 at Burdette, go east to US 61, then north to I-55 at Blytheville.

I Drive Arkansas is showing traffic to be barely moving.

I can't really comment about the bridge issue, although I hope it's not too bad, but I have to say that the AR-148 exit is weird-looking. I wonder why it has that very-spread out design, to say nothing of that insane intersection with CR-597 in the northwest quadrant.
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Re: Closure on I-55 Arkansas
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 08:30:33 PM »

NB I-55 is facing a 2-3 day closure north of Burdette due to a damaged bridge. No one seems to know how it damaged (an "unknown event") .

Northbound traffic has to exit at AR 148 at Burdette, go east to US 61, then north to I-55 at Blytheville.

I Drive Arkansas is showing traffic to be barely moving.

I can't really comment about the bridge issue, although I hope it's not too bad, but I have to say that the AR-148 exit is weird-looking. I wonder why it has that very-spread out design, to say nothing of that insane intersection with CR-597 in the northwest quadrant.

If you think that's bad, check out AR 118 at Joiner
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Re: Closure on I-55 Arkansas
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 10:57:03 AM »

NB I-55 is facing a 2-3 day closure north of Burdette due to a damaged bridge. No one seems to know how it damaged (an "unknown event") .

Northbound traffic has to exit at AR 148 at Burdette, go east to US 61, then north to I-55 at Blytheville.

I Drive Arkansas is showing traffic to be barely moving.

I can't really comment about the bridge issue, although I hope it's not too bad, but I have to say that the AR-148 exit is weird-looking. I wonder why it has that very-spread out design, to say nothing of that insane intersection with CR-597 in the northwest quadrant.

If you think that's bad, check out AR 118 at Joiner

I know that one well. Mother is from Joiner.
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Re: Closure on I-55 Arkansas
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2017, 10:31:25 AM »

Update on the closure : 55 has reopened, according to I Drive Arkansas, but I have seen no Twitter  updates.  Accident was apparently caused by a truck carrying a forklift that hit the bridge

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Re: Closure on I-55 Arkansas
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 11:41:49 AM »

Do you know which specific bridge it is?
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Re: Closure on I-55 Arkansas
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 12:15:15 PM »

Last time I was on that stretch of highway it seemed like EVERY overpass was low clearance.
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Re: Closure on I-55 Arkansas
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2017, 12:17:46 PM »

Make the fact that it's the state's aging infastructure?? :hmmm:
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Re: Closure on I-55 Arkansas
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2017, 12:57:01 PM »

Do you know which specific bridge it is?
Reported to be CR410 overpass, but GSV shows no bridge at this location. Closest I can find is CR 378.
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Re: Closure on I-55 Arkansas
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2017, 02:52:04 PM »

Do you know which specific bridge it is?
Reported to be CR410 overpass, but GSV shows no bridge at this location. Closest I can find is CR 378.
This closure is not on Arkansas Highways. You'd think it would be... :hmmm:
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Re: Closure on I-55 Arkansas
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2017, 03:18:38 PM »

Do you know which specific bridge it is?
Reported to be CR410 overpass, but GSV shows no bridge at this location. Closest I can find is CR 378.
This closure is not on Arkansas Highways. You'd think it would be... :hmmm:

It was on I Drive Arkansas and on Twitter, but the road appears to be open now.
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