SALINE COUNTY (9-9) – Construction to widen Interstate 30 to six lanes in Saline County requires an overnight traffic shift, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.
Weather permitting, crews will shift I-30 eastbound traffic into the median, which has been paved with new concrete. This work will occur between U.S. Highway 70 (Exit 111) and the Highway 67 Interchange (Exit 114) during overnight hours on Friday, September 10 between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. This traffic shift is part of the maintenance-of-traffic plan to advance the project into the next stage of interstate widening. Eastbound traffic will remain in this lane configuration into 2022.
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.
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.
Contact: Britni Dumas
September 9, 2021