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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.

Project Updates

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.

EA Re-Evaluation Document

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.
Environmental Documents

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Crews performing pre-construction work along the Interstate 30 corridor in Little Rock will require road, parking lot and trail closures in Little Rock and North Little Rock.
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Sep 18, 2020Jul 01, 2021

De Minimis Section 4(f) Evaluations

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:
30 Crossing
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.

Project Scope

Phase 1 of the 30 Crossing Project will include 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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Preliminary Schedule (subject to change)

  • 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.


Travel Impacts

Work on Interstate 30 Requires Parking Lot Closures and River Trail Detours in Little Rock and North Little Rock

From Sep 18, 2020 to Jul 01, 2021

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