Construction to widen Interstate 30 to six lanes in Saline County requires a short-term ramp closure at the Highway 67 interchange, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.
Weather permitting, crews will temporarily close the ramp connecting Highway 229 with the frontage road on the north side of Interstate 30. To continue with construction, the ramp closure will be in place Monday, November 16 through Wednesday, November 25. To detour around the ramp closure, traffic moving between Highway 229 and the I-30 frontage road will continue into the interchange connecting Highways 229/67 with the I-30 westbound off ramp and frontage road. Detours will be signed.
Traffic will be controlled with construction barrels and signage. 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.
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 us on Twitter @myARDOT.