LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – It's a project that's been underway for several years now, but we're getting closer to that finish line.
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Spokesperson Danny Straessle said he's glad to be close to the tail end of construction. On Wednesday, construction workers added lanes to what will soon be the Shackleford overpass.
"If you are traveling through Big Rock today, you'll notice that on the inside, there is some concrete paving for where those new lanes will be," Straessle said.
The final concrete has been poured on the tallest overpass in the interchange. Part of the road is lined with Hydro Mulch, a sticky green substance that's easy to spray on rocky surfaces. It pulls in its own moisture out of the air, so there's no need to water it. And because it's full of grass seed, it's an easy way to attract vegetation.