Arkansas Transportation

State Highways
4:54 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

I-40 Widening Project Wrapping At Conway

Arkansas highway officials say construction is approaching completion near Conway to widen Interstate 40 but will continue nearer to North Little Rock.

The state is widening 23 miles of I-40 from four lanes to six lanes between Conway and North Little Rock.

Work on an eight-mile segment in Conway is to be completed by the end of the year but it will take several more years for the entire $135 million project to be finished.

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Local & Regional News
5:20 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Detour Expected This Weekend In West Little Rock

Credit Arkansas Highway & Transportation Dept.

Arkansas highway officials say there will be a detour at the Interstate 430/630 interchange this weekend in Little Rock.

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Local & Regional News
5:47 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Lane Of Road In Maumelle To Close For Construction

Arkansas highway officials say the construction of a new bicycle and pedestrian path will mean a lane closure on Highway 100 in Maumelle.

The State Highway and Transportation Department says the eastbound, outside lane of Highway 100 will be closed from Arnold Palmer Drive to Crystal Hill Road.

The closure will begin Wednesday and will continue weekdays between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., weather permitting.

The lane closure is expected to last for about four months.

Local & Regional News
5:51 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Arkansas Highway Officials To Talk About Tax Projects

State highway officials are updating lawmakers on the road projects that will be funded with a half-cent sales tax that took effect this month.

Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett is scheduled to appear Thursday before a legislative committee to talk about the new road projects.

Voters last year approved the tax, which will raise about $1.8 billion during the next decade for the state's highway needs.

Local & Regional News
5:46 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Bridge Work Will Close Lanes In Hot Springs

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says bridge maintenance work on Highway 7 and Highway 70 will require lane closures in Hot Springs.

The department says crews will be repairing bridge navigational lights on two bridges crossing Lake Hamilton.

The repairs will require closing the southbound outside lane on Highway 7 - also known as Central Avenue - and the westbound outside lane on Highway 70 - which is also known as Airport Road/ Both repairs will take place on Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather permitting.

Local & Regional News
10:35 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Arkansas Highway Officials End Work On I-40 Near Hazen; Continue Other Projects

Flashback: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - Drivers in stopped traffic near the White River Bridge on I-40 mill about for 5 hours, waiting for a major accident to be cleared.
Credit Malcolm Glover / KUAR

Interstate 40 between Little Rock and West Memphis has been the site of some major highway repair work and vehicle accidents, especially in the construction zone near the White River.

Randy Ort with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department says, after about 19 months road repair work, construction in that area will finally end this week.

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Local & Regional News
5:52 am
Mon July 1, 2013

New Highway Tax To Take Effect In Arkansas

Arkansas's sales tax jumps by half a cent Monday with the proceeds funding state highway improvements.

Voters OK'd the temporary tax last year to help address a shortfall in highway funds. The $1.8 billion raised will be added to other revenue to provide $6 billion in road funding during the next decade.

State highway officials say Arkansas needs about $23 billion to tackle all the necessary projects. With the increase, Arkansas' new sales tax rate will be 6.5 percent.

Local & Regional News
5:42 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Lane Of I-55 To Close Temporarily In East Arkansas

Highway officials say a lane of Interstate 55 in eastern Arkansas will close temporarily as crews repair a message board in Crittenden County.

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says crews will work on an electronic message board at the 13-mile marker in Jericho.

The department says the southbound, inside lane of I-55 will be closed Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., weather permitting.

Local & Regional News
5:51 am
Mon June 24, 2013

'Big Rock' Interchange Lane Detours In Little Rock

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says construction on the Interstate 430/630 interchange in west Little Rock will mean continued detours in the area known as "Big Rock."

The department says workers are painting future flyover ramps and the work will prevent access to the northeast and southeast loop ramps. This means northbound drivers in I-430 who want to go west on Financial Center Parkway or Chenal Parkway will have to take the Shackleford Road Exit.

Local & Regional News
12:33 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Bike Lane Debate Continues At Town Meeting

Maggie Carroll/KUAR News

The City of Little Rock is considering reducing the number of lanes on South Main Street between Interstate 630 and Roosevelt Road and adding bike lanes in order to calm traffic. People on both sides of the issue gathered together Thursday night at the Rufus K Young Church on South Main to discuss.

Residents, store owners, commuters, and bike riders were among those at the meeting who voiced opinions on the proposed bike lanes. The “road diet” as the city calls the project, involves reducing the road to three lanes and adding two bike lanes.

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