Improvements to State Highway 5 require a series of lane closures in Benton, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.
Weather permitting, the following closures will take place for paving operations:
- On and off ramps at the intersection of State Highway 5 and Westbound I-30 Frontage Road will be closed the morning of Saturday, July 27. Traffic on Westbound I-30 Frontage Road will be detoured to the Sevier Street overpass for access to State Highways 5 and 35.
- Eastbound and Westbound lanes of State Highway 5 will have alternating lane closures on Saturday, July 27 between I-30 Frontage Road and State Highway 35.
- Eastbound and Westbound Lanes of State Highway 5 will have alternating closures beginning Monday, July 29 between State Highway 35 and Salt Creek Road. These closures will take place daily between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Estimated completion of this work is mid-August.
Traffic will be controlled with warning signs, flaggers, and message boards. 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.