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Drilling to require closure on I-530

Drilling to require closure on I-530

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Crews performing geotechnical sampling on Interstate 530 in Pulaski County will require lane closures again next week, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The sampling will require the northbound, outside lane to be closed in the area between Interstate 30 and Highway 167 beginning Monday, September 24, and continuing through  Wednesday, September 26.  The lane closure will be in effect between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day, weather permitting.      

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones.

AHTD to hold public meeting for Broadway Bridge project

AHTD to hold public meeting for Broadway Bridge project

LITTLE ROCK (8-9) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will hold a Location Public Hearing in North Little Rock to discuss proposed alternatives for improvements to the Broadway Bridge (Highway 70) over the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock, according to AHTD officials.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 23, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Arkansas Transit Association Building (Training Room), 620 W. Broadway St., in North Little Rock.

At the meeting, participants will see plans for five alternatives - four construction alternatives and a no action alternative.  The project is proposed due to deterioration of the existing structure, increasing maintenance costs and the bridge’s functional obsolescence.

Clinton Airport expects more passengers for holiday travel

Clinton Airport expects more passengers for holiday travel

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (June 28, 2012) – The state’s largest airport will be busy during this July 4th Holiday Period.  Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is expecting that more than 38,000 passengers will use the airport during a six day stretch beginning June 30 through July 5.

Airlines serving Clinton National Airport plan to handle 38,190 passengers during the holiday span.  That number is up 4.05% from the July 4 period last year when 36,705 passengers used the airport. Since January 1, passenger traffic at Clinton National remains 10 percent higher as compared to 2011.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Checkpoint opens at 4:30 each morning.  Airlines recommend that those traveling arrive 90 minutes before their domestic flight.

TSA reminds passengers to remember the 3-1-1 rule for carrying liquids, gels and aerosols through the checkpoint:

Ray Winder breakdown to require lane closure

Ray Winder breakdown to require lane closure

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has announced that crews dismantling the outfield fence at Ray Winder Field in Little Rock will require nighttime lane closures on Interstate 630 next week, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The removal of the fence will require the westbound outside lane to be closed nightly in the area between Cedar Street and Fair Park Boulevard beginning Monday, July 2 and continuing through Friday, July 6.  The lane closure will be in effect between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. each night, weather permitting.

In addition, on the evenings of July 5 and 6, closure of all three westbound lanes for 15-minute intervals will occur between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.  

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through the area of Interstate 630 near the ball field.    

AHTD opens bids for Pulaski, Garland improvements

AHTD opens bids for Pulaski, Garland improvements

 LITTLE ROCK (6-13) -- The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has opened bids for improvements to roadways in Pulaski and Garland Counties, according to the Arkansas State Highway Commission.

The first project calls for the installation of a cable median barrier along selected sections of Interstate 430, between Interstate 30 and Interstate 40 in Little Rock and North Little Rock.  The total length of the project is 7.3 miles.  Massana Construction, Inc. of Tyrone, Georgia, was awarded the contract at $1,502,522.

The second project will replace damaged overhead sign structures along Interstate 40 in Pulaski County, and on Highway 270 in Garland County.  Time Striping, Inc. of Van Buren, Arkansas, was awarded the contract at $175,935.63.

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

In the fall of 2011, I was bitten by the bike-riding bug. I went biking at Two Rivers Park with my brother and his family visiting from Fayetteville. I knew I was going to “have to” go, because they’re big into outdoor activities.  So I rode one of their extra bikes and I absolutely had the time of my life.

I had no idea these wonderful scenic trails existed so close to where I lived. I sure have been living in a comfortable bubble, which usually means to me, where there are no bugs, no potential for bumps and scratches and plenty of air conditioning.

Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started planning how both my mother and I could enjoy bike riding together, and get my friends in on the action as well.  But first I had to convince mom that she would enjoy it as much as I did.

CAW to close part of Cantrell for main installation

CAW to close part of Cantrell for main installation

LITTLE ROCK — Central Arkansas Water (CAW) during the week of February 13, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will close two of the four lanes at 1406 Cantrell Road in Little Rock beginning Monday, February 13, 2012, for approximately two weeks, weather permitting.

One lane each direction will remain open to vehicular traffic.

A utility crew will be installing a new water main across Cantrell Road to accommodate the relocation of existing water lines for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to install new drains and road work.

For more information, motorists and customers should call the CAW Distribution Dispatch Center at 377.1239.