Accident requires closure of Young Rd. overpass

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    From the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department:

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - An accident requires the closure of the Young Road overpass over Interstate 40 in North Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

    The accident occurred in the westbound lane of Interstate 40 at the Young Road Overpass, which is east of the Crystal Hill overpass (mile marker 149) in North Little Rock.

    AHTD officials have closed the overpass. Once the wreckage is removed, AHTD personnel will examine the Interstate for any damage and make necessary repairs. AHTD hopes to get traffic flowing along Interstate 40 beneath the overpass sometime overnight. Currently, traffic on Interstate 40 westbound is being detoured at Exit 150 (Burns Park Exit) to Highway 365.

    The Young Road overpass was constructed in 1963. It is 220 feet long and carries approximately 750 vehicles each day.

    Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones.

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