Overnight lane clos­ings set in Benton County

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES - STAFF RE­PORT

BENTONVILLE — Crews re­mov­ing a tem­po­rary bar­rier along In­ter­state 49 will re­quire overnight lane clos­ings in Benton County, ac­cord­ing to Arkansas State High­way and Trans­porta­tion Depart­ment of­fi­cials.

Crews will re­move the bar­rier along the north and south out­side lanes in Spring­dale and Low­ell this week.

The out­side lanes will be closed be­tween Wagon Wheel Road, exit 76, and East Mon­roe Av­enue, exit 78. The overnight lane clos­ings be­gan Mon­day and will oc­cur from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Aug. 3, weather per­mit­ting.

The project is part of the Con­nect­ing Arkansas Pro­gram and con­structs about four miles of the four-lane U.S. 412 North­ern By­pass, which ex­tends from I-49 to Arkansas 112. The by­pass project will pro­vide a prin­ci­pal east-west route north of Spring­dale. More in­for­ma­tion on the $100.6 mil­lion project is avail­able at Con­nect­ingArkansasPro­gram.com.

Also, main­te­nance to Arkansas 279 and Arkansas 94 will re­quire a se­ries of al­ter­nat­ing lane clos­ings in Benton County this week.

Weather per­mit­ting, Arkansas 279 will have an al­ter­nat­ing lane clos­ing from Cen­ter­ton to Hi­wasse be­tween 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to­day and Wed­nes­day.

Arkansas 94 will have an al­ter­nat­ing lane clos­ing from Beaver Lake to Blue Hill Road be­tween 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily from Thurs­day through Mon­day.

Traf­fic will be re­duced to one lane within the work zones. Crews will seal the high­ways with liq­uid asphalt and pea gravel.

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