Lane shifts needed for U.S. 412 work

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - ARKANSAS INSIDE -

Work con­nected to the $100.6 mil­lion project to build the U.S. 412 north­ern by­pass will re­quire lane clos­ings be­gin­ning to­day and last­ing through Oct. 31, the Arkansas De­part­ment of Trans­porta­tion said.

Crews do­ing pave­ment strip­ing and guardrail work will re­quire al­ter­nate clos­ings of the north­bound and south­bound lanes be­tween Car­rie Smith and West Miller roads from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, weather per­mit­ting.

Traf­fic will be con­trolled us­ing flag­gers, traf­fic bar­rels and warn­ing signs, the de­part­ment said. Two lanes of traf­fic will be re­stored by 4 p.m. each day.

The work is part of the project to build a 4-mile, fourlane by­pass be­tween In­ter­state 49 and Arkansas 112 to pro­vide a prin­ci­pal east-west route north of the Spring­dale metropoli­tan area. It is ex­pected to be com­pleted in mid-2018.

The state and the plain­tiffs in an on­go­ing law­suit over a sec­tion of the state’s amended anti-loi­ter­ing law are seek­ing a stay of pro­ceed­ings while the 8th U.S. Cir­cuit Court of Ap­peals con­sid­ers an ap­peal of a judge’s pre­lim­i­nary in­junc­tion block­ing en­force­ment of the law. At­tor­neys for both sides aren’t ask­ing that the or­der it­self be stayed, as was in­cor­rectly re­ported in a story and head­line in Thurs­day’s edi­tions. The state con­tin­ues to be pro­hib­ited from en­forc­ing the law.

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