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I-40 lane closure scheduled in Lonoke Co.

 I-40 lane closure scheduled in Lonoke Co.

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Installation of a truck weight sensor will require lane closures on Interstate 40 in Lonoke County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be installing the truck weight sensors between the Lilly Road overpass and the Northcutt Road overpass, east of Lonoke. The work will require closing individual eastbound and westbound lanes between mile markers 177 and 179, weather permitting.

The following closures are expected from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day:

Trouble enforcing texting while driving law in Arkansas

Trouble enforcing texting while driving law in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - For years, we've seen public service announcements about texting while driving, but are people really getting the message? One student says, "I mean they're sad. You know, it's emotional. I just feel I've seen so many that you think it just won't happen."

THV11 News sat down with six teenage students at Sylvan High School in Sherwood, Arkansas. They admit, texting and driving is a big temptation for teenagers like themselves. "I don't do it all the time but sometimes I do text and drive and I admit that it is dangerous," Antonius Russell says.

WATCH STORY: http://on.kthv.com/PAhkKz

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 71 percent of teens and young people say they have sent text messages while driving and 78 percent of them have read a text message while driving.

Arkansas panel OKs projects for Pulaski Co. roads

Arkansas panel OKs projects for Pulaski Co. roads

MAUMELLE, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for improvements to two busy roadways in central Arkansas.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department announced Tuesday that the commission awarded a $2.1 million contract to resurface 6.2 miles of Maumelle Boulevard in Maumelle. The work will extend west from Interstate 430 to Murphy Drive.

The commission also awarded a $267,000 contract to resurface nearly 1 mile of McCain Boulevard in North Little Rock. The work will extend east from North Hills Boulevard to U.S. 67.

Work on both projects is expected to begin in the next two to four weeks. The North Little Rock project is expected to be complete this spring with the Maumelle project wrapping up this fall.

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Program to improve Arkansas highways to begin

Program to improve Arkansas highways to begin

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Highway Commission and the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department will officially begin a highway construction program with a proclamation ceremony.

The ceremony will be Wednesday in Little Rock to mark the first of 31 highway projects to be constructed under the $1.8 billion Connecting Arkansas Program. The program is funded with a 10-year, half-cent sales tax that was approved by voters in 2012.

The first project is a six-mile portion of the new Bella Vista Bypass from Bentonville to Hiwasse in northwestern Arkansas. The Bella Vista Bypass is a multi-phased project to construct two lanes of an ultimate 19-mile four-lane Interstate.

The other 30 projects include widening and improvement to highways statewide.

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Bridge repairs will require lane closures on U.S. Highway 67 in Jacksonville

Bridge repairs will require lane closures on U.S. Highway 67 in Jacksonville

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Bridge repairs will require lane closures on U.S. Highway 67 in Jacksonville, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be repairing the Redmond Road overpass in Jacksonville. The repairs are needed following a recent traffic accident. The work will require closing the northbound outside lane on U.S. Highway 67, between mile markers 6 and 9.

The lane closures will be Monday, April 14th through Thursday, April 17th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Expect delays Monday on Highway 440

Expect delays Monday on Highway 440

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – A routine bridge inspection will require a lane closure on Highway 440 in Pulaski County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will inspect a bridge located over Ink Bayou. That’s located 1.5 miles north of Interstate 40. The work will require closing the Highway 440 westbound outside lane between mile markers 12 and 13.

The lane closure will be Monday, April 7th, between 9:00 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.

Fly nonstop from Little Rock to New York City

Fly nonstop from Little Rock to New York City

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BHCNA) – Arkansans can now fly nonstop from Little Rock to New York City. Beginning today, American Airlines is offering daily service from Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport to LaGuardia Airport. The 3 1⁄2 hour flight is scheduled to depart at 6:30am with return service planned for arrival in Little Rock at approximately 9:30pm.