SALINE COUNTY | August 16, 2023
Construction to widen Interstate 30 to six lanes in Saline County requires shifting the frontage road on-ramp to I-30 eastbound to a new alignment at Sevier and South streets (Exit 116) in Benton.
Weather permitting, crews will shift the ramp traffic onto the new pavement adjacent to I-30 eastbound during overnight hours beginning Thursday, August 17, at 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. the following morning. This traffic shift will remain in place for the foreseeable future to allow for the continued widening of I-30.
Traffic will be controlled with message boards, 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
August 16, 2023