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Overnight lane closures for I-40 in Faulkner, Pulaski Counties
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Overnight lane closures for I-40 in Faulkner, Pulaski Counties

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, located near the Pulaski/Faulkner County line and Highway 365, located near the Morgan/Maumelle exit. This work will require the installation of a temporary concrete wall. During its installation, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

The first lane closure will be Thursday night, January 30th through Friday morning, January 31st, between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.  It will only involve the westbound inside lane.

Beginning Friday night, January 31st, the inside lane will be closed in each direction between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. These closures are expected to last for two weeks, except for Saturday & Sunday nights. The night closures will occur between mile markers 137 and 142. Two lanes of traffic will resume during daytime hours within the work zone.

This work had been scheduled to start on Tuesday night and Wednesday night, but had to be delayed twice due to freezing temperatures.  Crews are using a wet saw. Runoff could create icy conditions on the interstate.

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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