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.
Job CA0608 Baptist Hospital – University Avenue
This project widens approximately 2.5 miles of Interstate 630 to eight lanes, extending generally from Baptist Hospital to University Avenue in Little Rock.
|Westbound traffic on I-630 will shift toward the outside lanes within the work zone between University Avenue (Exit 5) and Baptist Health Drive (Exit 7) |
|Nov 17, 2019||Nov 21, 2019|
|Eastbound and westbound I-630 will alternately close the middle and outside lanes between University Avenue (Exit 5) and Baptist Health Drive (Exit 7) |
|Nov 06, 2019||Nov 25, 2019|
Recent and Upcoming Construction
- Eastbound and westbound I-630 traffic are shifting toward the outside lanes and onto newly constructed pavement.
- Pavement work on John Barrow Road from the I-630 overpass north toward Cloverhill Road.
- Surface preparations and painting on the South Hughes Street and John Barrow Road structures.
- Continued construction work at Rodney Parham and Rock Creek structures.
- Concrete removal and replacement within the median.
- Asphalt work in multiple areas within the construction zone.
- Grading and concrete work for paved ditches.
- Ground and barrier-mounted lighting throughout the work zone.
- Continued drainage, excavation, and retaining wall work.
- Noise wall installation along westbound I-630 west of Rodney Parham Road overpass.
Hughes Street Overpass Opens
After more than two months of construction, the new South Hughes Street Bridge over Interstate 630 in Little Rock opened to traffic three weeks ahead of schedule, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.
The bridge opened Monday, October 1, 2018, reconnecting the Briarwood and University Park neighborhoods. Crews closed the bridge July 20 to demolish the structure and reconstruct it with a wider span as part of the I-630 construction job that is adding additional eastbound and westbound lanes between the Big Rock Interchange and University Avenue.
Construction contractor Manhattan Road & Bridge estimated that it would take 96 days to replace the bridge, resulting in a late October completion. However, crews worked hard to reopen the bridge 23 days early, and Manhattan Road & Bridge will receive an early completion incentive of approximately $76,000.
Traffic cameras have been installed along the project at select locations and can be viewed at IDriveArkansas.com.
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.
Schedules are preliminary and are subject to change as project development progresses.
From Nov 17, 2019 to Nov 21, 2019
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