The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is planning for another major highway redesign in the Little Rock area. After crews finish re-construction of the I-630/430 “Big Rock” interchange at the end of next year, contractors will bid on plans to revamp the I-30/430 interchange in southwest Little Rock. Nearly 100,000 vehicles travel through the interchange each day.
Danny Straessle with the department invites the public to attend a meeting Thursday evening to offer their comments. "Anybody that travels this corridor, that uses this interchange is certainly going to be interested in stopping by and finding out exactly how is this going to impact their daily commute," says Straessle.
He says people will have a chance to talk with design engineers and consider their plans."Once the comments are received from road users the design team at the highway department will go back and start to incorporate some of those comments if they are truly applicable."
Plans include extra ramps connecting Frontage Road to the interchange as well as changes to the Mabelvale West/Ottter Creek Road exit.
The meeting will take place from 4 to 7 Thursday at the Highway and Transportation Department’s Central Auditorium 10324 Interstate 30 in Little Rock.