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Several road construction projects will cause lane closures in Jonesboro, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.

Bridge work over Interstate 555 in Jonesboro will require lane closures for about three weeks, according to the agency.

Construction crews began applying a polymer overlay to the existing bridge decks and replacing the joint sealant on the bridges over I-555 on Tuesday.

The following bridges are included in the work: Willow Road, Red Wolf Boulevard, Caraway Road, Harrisburg Road and Southwest Drive.

Lanes will be closed from 6 p.m.-6 a.m. until the work is completed. The three-week schedule could be affected by inclement weather.

On Tuesday, construction crews shifted traffic from the northbound I-555 main lanes onto the southbound roadway. There will be one lane of traffic in each direction, separated by a concrete barrier wall, until early 2021. The work will be done in the area between U.S. 49 and Arkansas 463. Motorists will enter and exit the northbound lane using newly constructed median ramps.

The work is part of a $33.8 million project to reconstruct 4.7 miles of I-555, between U.S. 63B and Arkansas 18 in Jonesboro. The estimated completion date of the overall project is mid-2021.

In a separate area project, construction work to resurface 6 miles of U.S. 49 will require lane closures in southwest Jonesboro for about five weeks, weather permitting, the Department of Transportation said.

Crews began asphalt work on the road, also known as Southwest Drive, on Tuesday, between the intersection of Parker Road and Arkansas 226. The work will require intermittent lane closures Monday through Friday until the $1.8 million project is completed.

Traffic for these projects will be controlled by traffic drums, flaggers and signs, the agency said.

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