Arkansas Department of Transportation will continue construction on I-30 through November. I’m sensing a theme – but we will catch a break. I have lost track of when the project started, for the widening of Interstate 30 to six lanes in Saline County.
Here’s the good news – ARDOT must have known my birthday is on November 22nd, so they aren’t doing any closures from Wednesday morning, November 22nd until Monday evening, November 27th. Okay, it might have something to do with Thanksgiving, but whichever reason is fine. See more about the when and where, below.
ARDOT will have crews out there doing periodic overnight lane closures during the month of November. Weather permitting of course… crews will be present between Highway 70 (Exit 111) and South Street in Benton (Exit 116). They will be closing one lane at a time periodically, going east and west. This will just be overnights for work on the Interstate.
Eastbound or westbound traffic will be reduced to one open lane starting at 9 p.m. and will reopen no later than 6 a.m. the following morning. Depending on the location, an inside or outside lane will be closed to allow crews to work.
Traffic will be controlled with construction barrels and signage, along with assistance from the Arkansas Highway Police. The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zone and watch for slower traffic speeds. 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.