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Truck Drivers Want To Avoid Busy Arkansas Interstate Wednesday


Construction Set To Begin On Interstate 430 in ArkansasTruck drivers who plan to pass through Arkansas on Wednesday, May 30, may want to avoid Interstate 430.  The interstate runs north and south through western Arkansas and is heavily traveled.

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department announced that two lanes of Interstate 430 will be closed and encouraged drivers to avoid the southbound lanes entirely, if at all possible.

“The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is the middle of a years-long project to rebuild the I-430/I-630 interchange and beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday will start work to relocate an exit for southbound I-430 traffic that will involve closing one to two lanes of southbound I-430 for 18-21 hours,” The Trucker reported.

To add to the congestion, speed limits will be reduced to 40 mph.

Drivers should expect construction on the interstate through 2014, when the $124 million interchange is expected to be complete.


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