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AHTD to hold public meetings on statewide high-speed rail plan

AHTD to hold public meetings on statewide high-speed rail plan

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) -- The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will hold a series of public meetings on Tuesday, October 14th, Wednesday, October 15th, and Thursday, October 16th, between 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The purpose is to seek input about a new statewide rail plan and the possibility of extending high-speed passenger rail service.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Eugene Woods Civic Center

212 West Polk Street

West Memphis, AR

 

Wednesday, Oct, 15, 2014

UA – Monticello

Gibson University Center (Capitol Room)

Monticello, AR

 

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014

5210 Crossroads Parkway

Texarkana, AR

City approves Taylor Loop gas station

City approves Taylor Loop gas station


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A controversial proposed gas station at the intersection of Taylor Loop and Highway 10 in Little Rock got the green light to move forward from the city board on Monday.

The city board took a vote on the proposed 20-pump station and approved the ordinance by a vote of 7-to-3.

THV11 spoke with Samantha Chaney before Monday's meeting, and she's been heavily involved in the effort to mobilize people in opposition of the gas station.

"We know that we tried our best and we spent hours and hours fighting this and whatever happens I can know that we had a huge team and we put tons of effort into it and so, if we lose, we didn't lay down and lose," said Chaney.

The city board heard public comment on this ordinance for the better part of an hour, not including all the time spent deliberating among board members over various aspects of the proposal.

Routine bridge inspection will require lane closures on I-30

Routine bridge inspection will require lane closures on I-30

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

Crews will be inspecting the Interstate 30 Arkansas River Bridge in Little Rock. The work will require closing the eastbound and westbound outside lanes on the bridge. This will reduce traffic to two lanes in each direction.

The lane closures will be Sunday, October 5th between 5:00 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.

Pavement research will require a lane closure on Interstate 630

Pavement research will require a lane closure on Interstate 630

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Pavement research will require overnight lane closures on Interstate 630 in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be taking core samples from Interstate 630 between Baptist Health and University Avenue.  The work will require a rolling overnight closure of the eastbound outside lane of Interstate 630 within the work zone.

The lane closure will be Monday night, October 6th through Tuesday morning, October 7th, between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

This project is part of AHTD’s Connecting Arkansas Program. More information on this project is available at ConnectingArkansasProgram.com.

City tackles unsafe and incomplete bike routes

City tackles unsafe and incomplete bike routes


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock is home to a booming cycling community. The Big Dam Bridge 100 drew in 3,000 cyclists from all over the country. Despite the buzz over bikes, just how pedestrian and cyclist friendly is Little Rock in relation to safety?

In the nationwide ranking system for bicycle friendly states, Arkansas ranks 38th out of 50.

Jeremy Lewno, the first Pedestrian Bike Coordinator ever appointed for the city of Little Rock, says that ranking will soon change thanks to a master infrastructure plan currently underway.

"There is a concerned effort on the city of Little Rock's side to make sure that we are building a bike infrastructure that is connectable to all sides of the city," said Lewno, "because basically what you'll find right now is different parts with bike lanes, but they don't really connect anywhere."

Routine bridge inspection will require lane closures on Interstate 440

Routine bridge inspection will require lane closures on Interstate 440

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – A routine bridge inspection will require lane closures on Interstate 440 in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be inspecting the Interstate 440 bridge over the Arkansas River. The work will require closing the eastbound and westbound outside lanes on Interstate 440.

The eastbound outside lane closure will be Monday, September 29th & Tuesday, September 30th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. The westbound outside lane closure will be Tuesday, September 30th and Wednesday, October 1st, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Routine bridge inspection will require exit ramp closing on I-530

Routine bridge inspection will require exit ramp closing on I-530

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – A routine bridge inspection will require closing an exit ramp on Interstate 530 eastbound in Pine Bluff, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be inspecting a bridge located near the Pines Mall. It will require closing Exit 46 (Stuttgart exit) in Pine Bluff.

The exit ramp closure will be Sunday, September 28th, between 6:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon, 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.

(Source: Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department)