Construction Requires Traffic Pattern Change at I-30/South Street Interchange in Benton

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SALINE COUNTY (10-20) – Construction to widen Interstate 30 to six lanes in Saline County requires a traffic pattern change at Exit 116 on the southbound Frontage Road, north of the interstate, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Weather permitting, crews will move traffic taking Exit 116 onto a temporary bridge between the southbound Frontage Road and South Street as a new connection to continue to South Street and the Frontage Road.  Drivers should be aware of the new yield sign and stop sign signalizing appropriate traffic movements. This travel pattern will begin Thursday, October 21. Traffic will utilize this new route through November.                

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.   

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Contact: Ellen Coulter

NR 21-351

October 20, 2021