Construction to widen Interstate 30 to six lanes in Benton requires continued overnight lane closures, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.
Weather permitting, eastbound and westbound lanes on I-30 will be closed during overnight hours through February 29. Lane closures will be in various locations within the project’s work zone, west of the interchange with U.S. Highway 70 (Exit 111) to east of Sevier Street in Benton (Exit 116). Depending on location, an inside or outside lane will be closed to allow crews to place temporary striping and barrier walls or perform pavement work.
Eastbound lanes will be reduced to one open lane between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Westbound lanes will be reduced to one open lane between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
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 us on Twitter @myARDOT.