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.
A re-evluation has been prepared at the direction of the Arkansas Division office of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to examine the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 30 Crossing project.
The Arkansas Department of Transportation issued design-builder Kiewit-Massman Construction a Notice to Proceed (NTP) in January 2020. As part of NTP #1, Kiewit-Massman is beginning design-focused tasks for roadway and bridge elements, including design of the new Arkansas River Bridge, developing maintenance of traffic plans, performing geotechnical drilling and testing, and preparing master agreements for utility relocation. Any actual construction-related activities will begin upon issuance of a future second Notice to Proceed by ARDOT.
Public Review and Comment is invited on impacts to the North Shore Riverwalk Park, Julius Breckling Riverfront Park, and William J. Clinton Presidential Center & Park, Pulaski County, AR
The Arkansas Department of Transportation is proposing to improve a portion of Interstate 30 from Interstate 530 and Interstate 440 to Interstate 40, including the Arkansas River Bridge, and a portion of I-40 from Highway 365 (MacArthur Drive) to Highway 67. The project, commonly known as 30 Crossing, will temporarily impact the North Shore Riverwalk Park in North Little Rock, and the Julius Breckling Riverfront Park and William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park in Little Rock. Two De Minimis Section 4(f) Evaluations have been prepared for potential impacts to the parks. Potential impacts, as well as protective actions that will be used to minimize impacts to these parks, are included in the evaluations and documentation. These documents can be viewed by clicking the links below and at ardot.gov, or by requesting a paper copy. Any comments on these documents should be received or postmarked by Tuesday, May 5, 2020 and may be sent via e-mail to: Info@30Crossing.com
North Little Rock Park Section 4(f)
Little Rock Parks Section 4(f)
Written requests for paper copies and comments should be sent to:
Attn: Jon Hetzel
4701 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118
For further information or to request a paper copy, please call the Connecting Arkansas Program phone number at (501) 255-1519 and reference the 30 Crossing project.
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.
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.
There are several ramp improvements at the I-630 interchange.
January 2020 - NTP #1 issued to Kiewit-Massman Construction to begin work on project design-related tasks
Mid 2020 - Utility relocations estimated to start
Late 2020/Early 2021 - Construction estimated to start
Mid 2021 - Design estimated to complete
Schedules are preliminary and are subject to change as project development progresses.
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