Lane Closures Scheduled on Interstate 540


Lane closures are planned on Interstate 540 in Crawford and Sebastian counties beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 9, and continuing around the clock until the work is complete.

Crews will be replacing the I-540 bridge deck driving surface over the Arkansas River. The contractor will begin working on the outside lanes in each direction simultaneously. Upon completion of the outside lanes, the contractor will shift traffic to the completed lanes and then begin working on the inside lanes.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction continuously until the work is complete. The contractor anticipates completing the work in late July.

Substantial traffic delays are expected, especially during peak travel times. Drivers are urged to consider alternate routes and use caution while traveling in the area.

Additional travel information can be found at or

Contact: Ellen Coulter

NR 23-085

March 24, 2023