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Program to improve Arkansas highways to begin

Program to improve Arkansas highways to begin

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Highway Commission and the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department will officially begin a highway construction program with a proclamation ceremony.

The ceremony will be Wednesday in Little Rock to mark the first of 31 highway projects to be constructed under the $1.8 billion Connecting Arkansas Program. The program is funded with a 10-year, half-cent sales tax that was approved by voters in 2012.

The first project is a six-mile portion of the new Bella Vista Bypass from Bentonville to Hiwasse in northwestern Arkansas. The Bella Vista Bypass is a multi-phased project to construct two lanes of an ultimate 19-mile four-lane Interstate.

The other 30 projects include widening and improvement to highways statewide.

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AHTD research will close lanes on I-430 in Little Rock

AHTD research will close lanes on I-430 in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Research work will require lane closures on Interstate 430 in Little Rock., according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be testing the friction of the driving surface. The work will affect the northbound and southbound outside lanes of Interstate 430 between Highway 10 (Cantrell Road) and the Arkansas River.

The lane closures will be Thursday, April 10th, weather permitting.  The northbound outside lane closure will be between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  The southbound outside lane closure will be between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Expect delays Monday on Highway 440

Expect delays Monday on Highway 440

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – A routine bridge inspection will require a lane closure on Highway 440 in Pulaski County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will inspect a bridge located over Ink Bayou. That’s located 1.5 miles north of Interstate 40. The work will require closing the Highway 440 westbound outside lane between mile markers 12 and 13.

The lane closure will be Monday, April 7th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Bridge inspection will close lanes on Arch Street

Bridge inspection will close lanes on Arch Street

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – A routine bridge inspection will reduce traffic to one lane on Highway 367 (S. Arch Street) in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will inspect a bridge located over the Union Pacific Railroad near Interstate Park between Interstate 30 and Roosevelt Road.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane on Tuesday, April 8th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using flaggers, cones, and warning signs.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Section of North University Avenue to close for waterline maintenance

Section of North University Avenue to close for waterline maintenance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LR) – Beginning Wednesday, April 2, North University Avenue between Kavanaugh Boulevard and Stonewall Road will be closed to through traffic to allow for the rehabilitation of the waterline for Central Arkansas Water.

Fly nonstop from Little Rock to New York City

Fly nonstop from Little Rock to New York City

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BHCNA) – Arkansans can now fly nonstop from Little Rock to New York City. Beginning today, American Airlines is offering daily service from Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport to LaGuardia Airport. The 3 1⁄2 hour flight is scheduled to depart at 6:30am with return service planned for arrival in Little Rock at approximately 9:30pm.

Expect lane closures on Broadway Bridge next week

Expect lane closures on Broadway Bridge next week

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – A routine bridge inspection will require lane closures on the Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The work will require closing the southbound outside lane on Monday, March 31st and Tuesday, April 1st. The northbound outside lane will be closed Tuesday, April 1st and Wednesday, April 2nd. Both closures will only occur between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using cones and warning signs.