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Arkansas drivers urged to use IDriveArkansas.com for travel information

Arkansas drivers urged to use IDriveArkansas.com for travel information

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AHTD) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) reminds drivers to visit IDriveArkansas.com before hitting the road this Thanksgiving 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.

Still, with many ongoing improvements, travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to an increased volume of traffic.

Drivers are urged to plan ahead by visiting IDriveArkansas.com for the latest travel information. The new website includes live traffic flow, weather information, and details on construction zones.  Travelers can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Bill and Hillary Clinton National expects large crowds for Thanksgiving travel

Bill and Hillary Clinton National expects large crowds for Thanksgiving travel

LITTLE ROCK,  ARK. (BHCNA) – Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is expecting high passenger volume during this Thanksgiving week.  According to TSA (Transportation Security Administration) figures, 33,511 passengers are estimated during this period, which began Friday, November 22nd and runs through Sunday, December 1st.  The projection is down just more than 5 percent from last year’s total of 35,269.  Sunday, December 1st is anticipated to be the busiest with 4,371 passengers.  Historically, the Thanksgiving holiday week is the busiest of the year for the state’s largest airport.

Throughout the holiday travel season, the airport will see more leisure passengers, many of whom do not travel as often.  Travelers will notice a new ticket lobby with additional kiosks for easier check-in, a new baggage screening system, curbside check-in offered by Southwest and Delta , a renovated baggage claim area plus the addition of TSA Pre✓™ .

‘River Lights in the Rock’ to be Unveiled Dec. 19

‘River Lights in the Rock’ to be Unveiled Dec. 19

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Entergy) – For eight months workers from Koontz Electric have been installing arrays of high-tech LED lights on three downtown Little Rock bridges. On the evening of Dec. 19, the dazzling, multicolored display will be unveiled for the public for the first time.

The lights were made possible by donations to commemorate the company’s 100th year in business.

The public is encouraged to attend the official flipping of the switches during a program 5-8 p.m. at the First Security Amphitheater. Sporting new lights are the Main Street, Junction and Clinton Presidential Park bridges.

Hosts of the event, in addition to Entergy Arkansas, are, City of Little Rock, City of North Little Rock, Pulaski County Bridge Public Facilities Board, the Clinton Foundation, and the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Highway 10 (Cantrell Road) will have lane closures for bridge painting

Highway 10 (Cantrell Road) will have lane closures for bridge painting

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) - Bridge painting on Highway 10 (Cantrell Road) in Little Rock will require a lane closure, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The work will be performed on the Marsh Arch Bridge. It’s the arched bridge located between Chester Street and Dillard’s corporate headquarters in Little Rock. The work will require closing the westbound outside lane of Cantrell Road near the bridge.

The closures will be Monday, October 28th through Thursday, October 31st, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day, weather permitting.  Traffic will be controlled using cones and warning signs. 

Lane closures for I-30 Bridge Oct. 27

Lane closures for I-30 Bridge Oct. 27

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD)A routine bridge inspection on Interstate 30 will require lane closures on the Arkansas River Bridge in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The work will require the eastbound and westbound outside lanes to be closed on the bridge.  The closures will be Sunday, October 27th between 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting.  Traffic will be controlled using cones and warning signs. 

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

(Source: Arkansas Highway and Transportation Deparment)

AHTD announces new travel, construction information web site

AHTD announces new travel, construction information web site

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) - Motorists navigating the state highway system can now do so more safely and efficiently thanks to a new travel and construction information web site developed by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. 

IDRIVEARKANSAS.com is an Internet destination that enables the public to locate construction work zones on the state highway system and determine if current traffic conditions require an adjustment in travel plans. Additional layers of data can be toggled on and off to provide motorists with an overall understanding of what is happening on the state highway system.

7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival Showing Both Sides of River

7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival Showing Both Sides of River

Don't miss the 7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival May 15 - May 19! See award winning films and filmmakers from around the globe right here in walkable Little Rock/North Little Rock. For more information on the film festival or to purchase passes, visit LittleRockFilmFestival.org