Lane closures needed for widening project
Until Nov. 2, overnight lane closures are needed for a construction project to widen Interstate 30 to six lanes in Saline County, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials.
Weather permitting, eastbound and westbound lanes on Interstate 30 will alternately be closed in various locations within the project’s work zone, west of the interchange with U.S. Highway 70 to east of Sevier Street in Benton. Depending on location, an inside or outside lane will be closed to allow crews to place asphalt, temporary striping and barrier wall, followed by lane shifts. This work will take place during overnight hours.
•Eastbound lanes will be reduced to one open lane between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
•Westbound lanes will be reduced to one open lane between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Traffic will be controlled with construction barrels and signage. The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zone. Areas adjacent to the interstate may experience noise impacts during nighttime hours.
This project is part of ARDOT’S Connecting Arkansas Program and includes widening 5.5 miles of Interstate 30 to three lanes in each direction, from the interchange with U.S. 70 (Exit 111) to Sevier Street in Benton (Exit 116). The project also includes improvements at the Highway 67 interchange (Exit 114).
More information on this $187.3 million project is available at Connecting arkansas program. com.