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Construction To Snarl Arkansas Holiday Traffic


LITTLE ROCK (7-2) — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) reminds drivers to use extra caution when driving through work zones during the July 4th holiday.

Extensive highway improvements are underway in the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in your holiday travel, AHTD has been working hard to open as many lanes as possible. In fact, a major work zone on Interstate 40 near Hazen is now substantially complete. All lanes of travel will be open between Little Rock and Memphis.

“We understand that travel is very important during the holidays. That’s why we are limiting work zones as much as possible,” says AHTD Director Scott Bennett.

Still, with many ongoing improvements, travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to an increased volume of traffic. Preparation is the key, according Bennett.

“We urge travelers to plan ahead by visiting ArkansasHighways.com for the latest information on construction zones in our state.”

Below is a list of Arkansas’ major lane closures for the July 4th holiday.

Additional travel related information can be found at ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.


Highways   County                Location          Mile Marker       Length         One Lane Closed

I-40                Pope                      Russellville         76-84                    8 miles           Both Directions

I-530            Jefferson               Redfield              16-24                      8 miles           Both Directions

I-540          Craw./Seb.             Ft. Smith             0-8                        8 miles            Both Directions

U.S. 67       White                     Bald Knob           50-55                     5 miles           Both Directions


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