Stretch of Heavily-Trafficked Arkansas Interstate to Close This Weekend
Little Rock, AR – A portion of one of Arkansas’ most traveled interstates will be closed this weekend as workers perform “rapid construction” as part of a long-term construction project.
A spokesperson with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) confirmed to Transportation Nation Network road crews will shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 30 between the I-40 interchange and Broadway Street in North Little Rock on Friday, May 21 at 10 p.m.
The I-30 eastbound left lane will be closed between the river and Bishop Lindsey Avenue beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday.
The lanes are not scheduled to re-open until 5 a.m. on Monday, May 24.
In addition, the Frontage Road southbound on-ramp at Curtis Sykes Drive will also close.
Motorists are urged to follow detour signs during this time and should account for extra travel time.
• Local traffic to downtown North Little Rock will use I-40 to detour to Pike Avenue
• Through traffic will use I-40 to detour to I-440 (Exit 159) or I-430 (Exit 153).
This single weekend closure will reduce the total number of nightly lane closures required by approximately two weeks, thereby reducing the risk and exposure to motorists as well as construction personnel, ARDOT stated.
Following this weekend’s construction work — which includes a bridge demolition — crews will move both eastbound and westbound traffic in the area to the eastbound side so that they can demolish the existing westbound bridge.
Traffic will maintain access to three lanes in each direction at this location, according to ARDOT.
Take a look at the detour map below, courtesy of ARDOT: