The narrow bend along this reach of the river now passes one-way traffic under normal conditions, the ongoing repairs and future improvement work will allow two-way traffic to pass.
According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, the contractor is currently working on weir No.2 located at approximate river mile 633.8. So far, some 57% of the work has been completed successfully.
In total, the Corps will install six bendway weirs along the right descending bank of the Mississippi River at River Mile 634R in Phillips County, Arkansas. The work includes placement of approximately 360,000 tons of Graded Stone A in the weirs.