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SPRINGDALE, AR-- Weekend working in hard hat areas is a must at this point, after winter weather put a damper on plans.
SPRINGDALE, AR-- Weekend working in hard hat areas is a must at this point, after winter weather put a damper on plans. Construction workers are making up time on the Don Tyson Parkway Interchange project in Springdale.

Bridge superintendent, Jeff Potter, said they've been holding out for warmer temps and with a break in the frigid forecast they can finally get moving.

"We're working on the intermediate cap. It's a substructure that the beams sit on. We have a deadline. We need to continue on with the job and the guys need to work. We're 40 feet above the ground over there so you want good, dry footing when you are working," Potter said.

Building the bridge across I-540 is crucial for the project's completion. Even with some setbacks site observer, Paul Platter, believes they're still on schedule.

Platter said, "pour the concrete and get this bridge built. If all goes well, next week we'll see the concrete come in."

Working long nights and extra hours, Potter said they'll do whatever it takes to get the job done before the August deadline.

Potter said, "we're shooting for memorial day but it may be a couple weeks into June."

Until then, folks can expect to pump the breaks.

"When we get the substructure completed, we'll be setting beams over the highway and there will be traffic stops for up to 15 minutes at a time," Potter said.

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