BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFTA) — Benton County plans to completely replace Spanker Creek Bridge next month, diverting traffic for almost six months.
The bridge was heavily damaged in floods last year and attempted repairs haven’t done the trick.
Judge Barry Moehring said the bridge is on a heavily used route and is long overdue for a makeover.
“This is a bridge that’s washed out several times, has closed several times in flooding and has presented a public safety hazard. So we’re going to replace that bridge with a much more robust bridge,” Moehring said. “It shouldn’t flood out nearly as often, hopefully never, and it’ll move traffic better up in that area.”
The new Spanker Creek Bridge will be twice as long as the old one at 100 feet.
The bridge itself and roads leading to it will also be raised.
It will be closed Dec. 3.
During construction you’ll need to use these surrounding roads to get around the area.
Spanker Creek Bridge is scheduled to reopen in May.