1 Travel Impacts(s)
 
 3 Press Release(s)
 
  2 Meeting Notification(s)
 

Overview

This project completes the five-lane widening of Highway 70 between Hot Springs and Interstate 30 in Benton. When complete, the additional lanes will enhance the transportation connection between the cities, increase capacity, and improve traveler safety.

Construction with Lane Closures
During construction, motorists are encouraged to consider alternate routes during construction, including U.S. Highway 270. Drivers should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through the workzone at reduced speeds. Lane closures are in place throughout the corridor and construction vehicles and equipment are entering and exiting the highway.

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Project Updates

Job CA0610 Hot Springs – Interstate 30
This project widens approximately 18 miles of Highway 70 to five lanes, extending generally from Hot Springs in Garland County to Interstate 30 in Saline County.

This road-widening project was designed under two jobs, CA0606 Hot Springs - Highway 128 and 061377 Highway 128 - Interstate 30.

Construction Progress

29%

Updates:

  • Construction
    During construction, motorists are encouraged to consider alternate routes during construction, including U.S. Highway 270.

    The contractor is clearing and grubbing, milling pavement, placing temporary roadway striping, and installing concrete median barriers at multiple areas along U.S. Highway 70. The contractor is laying asphalt and has closed the westbound passing lane on Highway 70 beginning a quarter mile west of the 10 Mile Bridge to Stickley Lane (a quarter mile east of State Highway 88) until mid June.
  • Bid Opening
    Bids were opened by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department in December 2016. The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements by McGeorge Contracting and awarded the project for $78.5 million.
  • Public Meeting
    (CA0606) A public involvement meeting was held January 28, 2016 in Hot Springs to present and discuss the proposed plans to widen Highway 70 from Hot Springs to Highway 128 in Garland County. A flier, comment form, and map can be downloaded here.

    (061377) A public involvement meeting was held on March 12, 2015 in Lonsdale to present and discuss the proposed plans to widen Highway 70 from Highway 128 in Garland County to I-30 in Saline County. A flier, comment form, and map are available here.

CA0610 Preliminary Schedule:

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Schedules are preliminary and are subject to change as project development progresses.

 

Travel Impacts

Improvements to U.S. Highway 70 Requires Lane Closures in Saline County

From May 22 2017 to Jun 13 2017

Visit IDriveArkansas.com for up to date traffic information and travel conditions.

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