The beginning of construction on Interstate 30, west of Exit 116 will delay its start, due to some more severe weather entering the area. According to Krista Sides at ARDOT, there is not a new start date yet for construction. We’ll update when there’s news.
Construction to widen Interstate 30 to six lanes in Saline County requires overnight lane closures, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.
Weather permitting, eastbound and westbound I-30 will alternately close lanes in various areas between Sevier Street/South Street (Exit 116) and the U.S. Hwy. 70 interchange (Exit 111) for pavement striping, barrier wall placement and pavement operations. Lane closures will occur during nighttime hours for approximately three weeks beginning Thursday night, May 9. No lane closures will occur Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Beginning Thursday night, May 9th from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., westbound I-30 will alternately close the inside and outside lanes. On Thursday night only, the I-30 on-ramp west of Carpenter Street will be closed. Traffic can use the onramp west of South Street. Beginning Friday night, May 10th from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Eastbound I-30 will alternately close the inside and outside lanes. Interstate traffic will be controlled with construction barrels and signage. The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zone. Areas adjacent to the interstate may experience noise impacts during nighttime hours.
This project (Job CA0601) is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program and includes widening 5.5 miles of Interstate 30 to three lanes in each direction, from the interchange with U.S. Highway 70 (Exit 111) to Sevier Street in Benton (Exit 116). The project also includes improvements at the Highway 67 interchange (Exit 114). More information on this $187.3 million project is available at ConnectingArkansasProgram.com.
Drivers should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ARDOT.gov. You can also follow on Twitter @myARDOT.