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Expect lane closures on Broadway Bridge next week

Expect lane closures on Broadway Bridge next week

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – A routine bridge inspection will require lane closures on the Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The work will require closing the southbound outside lane on Monday, March 31st and Tuesday, April 1st. The northbound outside lane will be closed Tuesday, April 1st and Wednesday, April 2nd. Both closures will only occur between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using cones and warning signs.

Meeting scheduled to update AHTD bicycle, pedestrian plan

Meeting scheduled to update AHTD bicycle, pedestrian plan

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has announced it will hold a series of Public Involvement Meetings across the state to obtain input from the public as it works to update the Arkansas State Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan.

The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 1st, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Legends Room of the Jack Stephens Center (UALR Trojans basketball arena) on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A formal presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m. and will focus on Central Arkansas issues.

The second meeting will be held on Thursday, April 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Sam’s Club Community Room of the Arvest Ballpark (enter through front gate) in Springdale. A formal presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m. and will focus on West and Northwest Arkansas issues.

AHTD suspends some projects due to uncertainty in funding

AHTD suspends some projects due to uncertainty in funding

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has withdrawn ten construction projects from its planned list of projects scheduled for award in April as a result of the uncertainty of Federal-aid reimbursements available from the Federal Highway Trust Fund.  

The United State Department of Transportation has projected that the Federal Highway Trust Fund will run short of funds as early as July of this year without Congressional action.  Because of this uncertainty, the AHTD has evaluated State and Federal funding that will be available and reduced the number of construction projects planned because of the possible inability of the Federal Highway Trust Fund to provide timely and full reimbursements to Arkansas.

The ten Federal-aid projects that have been pulled from the Department’s April bid letting total approximately $60 million and include:

Chicot – Hwy 165; Rehabilitation of 4.3 miles

Expect lane closure on I-30 bridge in Little Rock

Expect lane closure on I-30 bridge in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Light maintenance will require a lane closure on the Interstate 30 Arkansas River Bridge in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will replace a navigational light on the east side of the bridge. The work will require closing the I-30 eastbound outside lane.  

The lane closure will be Thursday, March 13th between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using cones 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)

NLRPD expecting traffic problems around Verizon Arena for concert

NLRPD expecting traffic problems around Verizon Arena for concert

North Little Rock, AR (NLRPD) –  On February 28th 2014 the Verizon Arena will be hosting the Winterjam Concert. The North Little Rock Police Department is expecting approximately 14000 people to attend this Concert. 

The Arena will open their doors at 5:30 P.M., however we are expecting an early arriving crowd. 

The North Little Rock Police Department would like to advise the community to be aware of large amounts of Traffic in the area and advise the Community to take alternate routes or avoid the area for their afternoon commute home.

(Source: North Little Rock Police Department)

Bridge repairs will shut down lanes on Hwy 67 in Jacksonville

Bridge repairs will shut down lanes on Hwy 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 Main Street Bridge in Jacksonville. The repairs are needed following a recent traffic accident. The work will require closing the northbound inside lane on U.S. Highway 67.

The lane closures will be Tuesday, February 25th through Friday, February 28th, 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.

Bridge lighting maintenance will close lane on I-30 in Little Rock

Bridge lighting maintenance will close lane on I-30 in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Bridge lighting maintenance will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will perform maintenance work on navigational lights located on the I-30 Arkansas River bridge. This includes installation of new low energy and longer lasting LED lighting. Routine maintenance of the navigational lighting is required by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The lane closures will be Thursday, January 30th, weather permitting. The eastbound outside lane will be closed between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  The westbound outside lane will be closed between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Traffic will be controlled using barrels, warning signs, and Arkansas Highway Police.