SALINE COUNTY (6-11) – Crews will use rolling lane closures for pothole repair on Interstate 30 in Saline County this weekend during overnight hours, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.
Weather permitting, crews will perform asphalt pavement repairs on I-30 between Benton and Highway 70 and overhang removals under the new Highway 70 bridge Friday and Saturday nights, June 11 and 12. In order for construction crews to work, the Arkansas Highway Police will use slow rolls within the work area, alternating eastbound and westbound. The repair work will be limited to the following times:
- Fri., June 11 | Eastbound I-30 | 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- Fri., June 11| Westbound I-30 | 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- Sat., June 12 | Hwy. 70 Bridge | 11 p.m. – 9 a.m. | I-30 eastbound and westbound traffic passing under the new Hwy. 70 bridge will be impacted.
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 @IDriveArkansas for traffic and @myARDOT for everything else.
Contact: Krista Guthrie
June 11, 2021