Arkansas judge says I-40 Bridge will partially reopen Sunday night; TDOT to release plans Wednesday

ARKANSAS — The I-40 Bridge may be reopening to traffic soon, according to an Arkansas judge.

Crittenden County Judge Woody Wheeless made the announcement Tuesday in a Facebook post.

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Wheeless said drivers can expect eastbound lanes to reopen Sunday night/ Monday morning.

The judge added that westbound lanes will open “a few days later.”

FOX13 reached out to ArDOT, TDOT and Judge Wheeless for info.

TDOT said their plans for reopening the bridge will be released mid-morning on Wednesday.

We’re waiting to hear back from ArDOT and the judge.

Crews will be load testing the bridge to monitor performance using existing sensors on the bridge.

The data will be used to monitor how the stresses are transferred throughout the bridge’s support system.

Stick with FOX13 for updates.