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Pulaski, Faulkner Counties will be affected by lane closures starting Jan. 28
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Pulaski, Faulkner Counties will be affected by lane closures starting Jan. 28

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Improvements to Interstate 40 will require night lane closures in Faulkner and Pulaski Counties, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews are preparing to widen Interstate 40 between Palarm Creek, which is located near the Pulaski/Faulkner County line and Highway 365, which is located near the Morgan/Maumelle exit. This work will require the installation of a temporary concrete wall. During the installation time, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

The first lane closure will begin Tuesday, January 28th at 8:00 p.m. and end at 6:00 a.m. each morning.  It will involve the westbound inside lane. The second lane closure will begin Wednesday, January 29th at 7:00 p.m. and end at 5:00 a.m. each morning.  It will involve the eastbound inside lane. The nightly closures are expected to last two weeks, except for weekend nights. They will only occur between mile markers 137 and 142. Two lanes of traffic will resume during daytime hours within the work zone.

When the contract is complete, five miles of Interstate 40 will have been widened from two to three lanes in each direction. The $21.4 million project is estimated to be complete this summer.

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)

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