Overnight Ramp Closures Planned at Interstate 30/Highway 70 Interchange

SALINE COUNTY | May 12, 2023

Construction to widen Interstate 30 to six lanes in Saline County requires two ramp closures during overnight hours at the I-30 East/Highway 70 interchange (Exit 111).

Weather permitting, crews will close the I-30 East ramp to Highway 70 and the Highway 70 ramp to I-30 East during overnight hours Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 17 (if necessary) from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews will be hanging overhead sign structures at the I-30 East bridge above the ramps, which will require full ramp closures.

I-30 East detour traffic will take Exit 114 (Highway 67 South) and I-30 West to access Highway 70. Highway 70 detour traffic will take I-30 West and Exit 106 (Old Military Road) to access I-30 East. See attached detour map NR 23-146-A for additional information.

In addition, Pawnee Drive below I-30 will be closed to through traffic.

Traffic will be controlled with construction barrels, barricades, and signage. 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.

Contact: Ellen Coulter

NR 23-146

May 12, 2023