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10:38 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Meetings To Discuss Ways To Remedy I-30 Traffic Congestion In Central Arkansas

State highway officials will begin holding public meetings on how to improve Interstate 30 in central Arkansas.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the first meeting will be held Tuesday in North Little Rock. Another will be held Thursday in Little Rock.

Spokesman Randy Ort for the state highway and transportation department says a 2003 report will serve as a "building block" for a different study the transportation department is working on now about I-30.

The 11-year-old study says widening I-30 in Little Rock and North Little Rock to 10 lanes would be the only option to provide an acceptable level of traffic service. The report found that at peak volumes, several part of I-30 had congested traffic.