This project proposes to enhance one of the most traveled roads in Arkansas. When complete, the improvements will enhance the transportation connection through central Arkansas, increase capacity, and improve traveler safety.

Long Term and Permanent Travel Impacts

Use the map below to view various current travel impacts, including permanent closures, temporary closures, and changes in traffic patterns. Zoom in and scroll to find a specific area of the I-30 corridor in Little Rock and North Little Rock. Click on a line to see travel impact information such as location, time frame, and detour map (download if available).

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Project Updates

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Work on Interstate 30 in Little Rock and North Little Rock will involve new and continued lane closures.
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Dec 06, 2021Dec 12, 2021
As of November 10, 2021, the I-30 eastbound lanes have shifted left between 9th and 6th Streets. The eastbound inside lane has concrete barriers on either side, separating it from westbound traffic and the eastbound middle lane. This change in traffic patterns does not impact any entrance or exit ramps along I-30.
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Nov 10, 2021Sep 01, 2022
Construction on Interstate 30 in Little Rock requires a major traffic shift for the next stage of improvements. This traffic split is expected to occur the first weekend in November and be in place through summer 2022.
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Nov 01, 2021Sep 30, 2022
Construction on Interstate 30 in Little Rock will require a temporary closure of River Market Avenue for one block in the city’s downtown.
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Oct 25, 2021
Construction on Interstate 30 in Little Rock requires a major traffic shift for the next stage of improvements.
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Nov 01, 2021Aug 01, 2022
Multiple lanes on Riverfront Drive will be closed through early November, requiring a temporary traffic shift.
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Demolition work at the Interstate 30 interchange with Cumberland Street in Little Rock will require periodic overnight work, including light and noise impacts, through the end of October.
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Aug 25, 2021
New traffic pattern due to Broadway Street (Exit 141B) closure requires new traffic pattern involving a temporary Texas U-Turn at Bishop Lindsey Avenue and then returning to Broadway Street by the southbound frontage road. This new traffic pattern is expected to be in place until the end of 2022. See attached map NR 21-194-A for additional details.
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Jun 23, 2021Dec 31, 2022
New traffic patterns are scheduled along the I-30 corridor in Little Rock and North Little Rock for mid-April.
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Apr 13, 2021
New traffic patterns are being scheduled along the I-30 corridor in Little Rock for mid-April.
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Apr 11, 2021

Construction Progress Video

View the latest construction drone photos of the 30 Crossing project. Aerial photos provided by Kiewit Massman Construction.

Construction Video Archive


Construction Milestone Dates

Updated 09/16/21. Click to dowload an exhibit showing Phase 1 construction milestone dates, which are preliminary and subject to change.

Phase 1 Milestone Dates Exhibit


Project Scope

Phase 1 of the 30 Crossing Project includes areas of construction in Little Rock and North Little Rock. Remaining portions of the 30 Crossing project will be constructed in future phases.

Arkansas River Bridge

  • The Arkansas River Bridge will be reconstructed to three through lanes with two collector-distributor lanes and an auxiliary lane in both directions.

  • The bridge will include an improved opening for the Arkansas River navigational channel.

North Little Rock

  • In North Little Rock, additional lanes continue eastbound through the Broadway Street interchange to Bishop Lindsey Avenue. The Broadway Street interchange will also be reconstructed.

  • Beginning at Bishop Lindsey Avenue, the project includes new pavement and re-striping eastbound I-30 to four lanes to the interchange with I-40 (North Terminal). This creates a fourth lane without widening the freeway or bridge structures to add capacity.

  • The Curtis Sykes Drive entrance ramp to eastbound I-30 will be north and east to tie into I-40 east.

  • Portions of the North Terminal will be reconstructed to remove an eastbound I-40 weaving issue between the North Terminal and the I-40/Highway 67 interchange. A bridge will be constructed to carry eastbound I-30 entrance ramp traffic over I-40 eastbound ramp lanes to enter traffic in the far-left eastbound lanes.

Little Rock

  • In Little Rock, I-30 improvements continue above a reconstructed I-30/Hwy. 10 (Cantrell Road) interchange (split diamond) and continues with four main lanesin both directions between 3rd Street and 9th Street.

  • A new wider bridge over I-30 will be constructed at 6th Street.

  • The Hwy. 10 interchange will be reconstructed as a split-diamond interchange. This will remove the clover leaf ramps and provide direct ramp access with the frontage roads.

    • Highway 10 will be reconstructed along existing 2nd Street and extended from Cumberland Drive, below I-30, to Maholon Martin Street.
    • The clover leaf ramps will be removed and the right-of-way between President Clinton Avenue and 3rd Street will be regraded to accommodate future use as a public space.
    • Mahlon Martin Street will be extended and improved from East 4th Street to President Clinton Avenue.
  • There are several ramp improvements at the I-630 interchange.

    • Two eastbound I-630 ramp lanes will enter I-30 eastbound rather than being reduced to one lane.
    • A new ramp lane will be constructed from the eastbound I-630 ramp to the eastbound I-30 frontage road.
    • A second lane will be added from the westbound frontage road entrance ramp to I-30 westbound at I-630.
    • East and West I-30 main lanes through the I-630 interchange narrowed from three to two lanes in both directions.

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Project Environmental Documents

Environmental Documents



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

 

Travel Impacts

Continued Interstate 30 Construction Requires New Lane Closures in Little Rock and North Little Rock

From Dec 06, 2021 to Dec 12, 2021

Long-Term Traffic Shift Begins on Interstate 30 Eastbound in Little Rock

From Nov 10, 2021 to Sep 01, 2022

Advance Notice: Long-Term Major Traffic Shift on I-30 Eastbound in Little Rock

From Nov 01, 2021 to Sep 30, 2022

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

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