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Check for flooded roads in your area

Check for flooded roads in your area

As Arkansans face the dangers of flooding due to heavy rains, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has released an updated list of road closures around the state. Motorists are encouraged to check the advisory and plan alternate routes. 

Pulaski, Lonoke Co. motorists to expect lane closures

Pulaski, Lonoke Co. motorists to expect lane closures

CABOT, Ark. -- Crews doing bridge approach repairs will require a lane closure next week on Highway 67 at the Lonoke/White County line, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The lane closure will be located at Cypress Bayou and will require the southbound, inside lane to be closed on Monday, April 18. The closure will be in effect between 9am - 3 pm, weather permitting.

In Pulaski County, crews doing resurfacing and installing barrier walls on Interstate 40 in North Little Rock will require lane closures between Levy and Springhill Drive.

Tour Arkansas with CALS traveling programs

Tour Arkansas with CALS traveling programs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Get ready to tour Arkansas with the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS).  April is Traveling Arkansas month at CALS, and the whole system is offering programs that highlight Arkansas's best qualities.

Program highlights include photos of Arkansas, places of interest throughout the state, state parks, or books that have been read while traveling in Arkansas.  Many programs are interactive, inviting patrons to bring photos, postcards, or brochures of favorite places or trips in Arkansas, or review books read while traveling Arkansas. 

A lesson in Arkansas history is offered at the Main Library campus in the very buildings that make up the Main Library, Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI), and Cox Creative Center.

Highway Department considers alternate plan for extension

Highway Department considers alternate plan for extension

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, has reevaluated the three alternatives previously analyzed for the proposed extension of Highway 13 between Highway 267 and Highway 36 in White County. 

After consideration of the reevaluated information and the comments received at the recent public meeting, the AHTD has identified Alternative 2 as the preferred alternative.

City receives $1.9 million to build new road

City receives $1.9 million to build new road

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Little Rock’s largest manufacturing employer and other businesses close to the Little Rock National Airport will soon be able to work more efficiently thanks to a street project that will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 31, 2011 across from the East Little Rock Community Center at 2500 E. 6th Street. Dassault Falcon Jet, a leading aerospace manufacturer, and other nearby companies will soon be more accessible to employees, vendors and officials.

Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the City of Little Rock received $1,900,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to expand east 9th Street from its current termination point at Bond Street to the Dassault Falcon Jet facility at the west side of the Little Rock National Airport.

Workers prep for lane closures on I-430

Workers prep for lane closures on I-430

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Crews removing a glare screen from the Interstate 430 Bridge over the Arkansas River, between Little Rock and North Little Rock, will require a lane closure next week, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The improvements will require the southbound, inside lane to be closed beginning Monday, January 31 and continuing through Tuesday, February 1.  The lane closure will be in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, weather permitting. Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones.     

Reconstruction could result in traffic delays

Reconstruction could result in traffic delays

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Construction crews will begin reconstruction of the intersection at Kavanaugh Blvd & Cantrell Road on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, weather permitting. Reconstruction will consist of intersection radius improvements and the installation of a new traffic signal pole. This process should be completed by Tuesday, January 18, 2011. Work will begin each morning at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. each day. Engineers warn of traffic delays and shoulder closings during the reconstruction process.