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This project continues the widening of Interstate 630 eastward from the Big Rock Interchange. When complete, the additional lanes will increase capacity and improve traveler safety.

Project Updates

Job CA0608 Baptist Hospital – University Avenue
This project proposes to widen approximately 2.5 miles of Interstate 630 to eight lanes, extending generally from Baptist Hospital to University Avenue in Little Rock.


  • Bid Opening
    ARDOT opened contractor bids in April 2018 and the Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements by Manhattan Road & Bridge Company and awarded the project for $87.4 million. Construction is estimated to take less than two years to complete.

  • Public Meeting
    A public involvement meeting was held February 3, 2015. The meeting presented and discussed the proposed plans to widen Interstate 630. A flier, comment form, and map can be downloaded here.
  • Noise Abatement Summary
    AHTD is moving forward with plans to construct noise walls along Interstate 630 in Noise Study Areas (NSA) 4, 5, and 6. These proposed noise walls are on the north side of I-630, approximately located between North Rodney Parham Road and South McKinley Street. This is based on community support and because of the advantages noise walls have over noise soil berms, including greater noise reduction benefits, less maintenance, and fewer impacts to public use of the right of way. The approved noise walls are proposed to be installed during the widening project, which is estimated to start construction in mid 2017.

    Figure 3: NSA 4 & 5 - Wall 2 & Wall 3Figure 3: NSA 4 & 5 - Wall 2 & Wall 3
    Figure 7: NSA 6 - Wall 4Figure 7: NSA 6 - Wall 4

    A proposed noise wall in NSA 8 on the south side ofI-630 in University Park will not be constructed. More than 50% of benefited residences opposed a noise wall being constructed along Arthur Drive. Download Noise Abatement Summary
  • I-630 Noise Study Report
    The I-630 Noise Study Report has been updated since the draft was released in fall 2015. Additional analyses have been conducted to determine the potential for noise barriers in eight Noise Study Areas (NSA) along the I-630 corridor between Baptist Hospital and University Avenue. I-630 Noise Study Report (Updated)

Preliminary Schedule:

View CA0608 Project Map

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


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