LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Central Arkansas is growing, but does it need a 10-lane interstate? That's what the state highway department is debating.
It has plans to build a $450 million expansion to the I-30 corridor between 530 and 40.
To put the project in perspective the Big Rock Interchange cost the Highway Department $125 million, this new one would be almost 4 times that at $450 million.
It's to combat a 60,000 car increase in daily commuters along the pathway in the next 30 years.
"If you've got to move you've got to move," said Lionel Hayes, whose home is one of five that could be demolished as part of the project. "Just got to keep on pushing."
The project would widen the interstate by a lane on either end along with what the highway department calls collector distributor lanes-- to help with merging traffic.