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 3 Press Release(s)
 
  3 Meeting Notification(s)
 

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

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Crews performing work along the Interstate 30 corridor in Little Rock will require lane closures beginning December 7.
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Dec 07, 2020Dec 13, 2020
Crews performing work along the Interstate 30 corridor in Little Rock and North Little Rock will require lane closures and new traffic patterns beginning November 30.
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Nov 30, 2020Dec 04, 2020
Construction in the Interstate 30 work zone in Little Rock and North Little Rock will require multiple changes to travel patterns in mid-November.
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Nov 17, 2020
Work along the Interstate 30 corridor in Little Rock requires an update to the detour route for the closure of the 9th Street on-ramp to westbound I-30 through mid-2021.
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Oct 28, 2020
Crews performing work along the Interstate 30 corridor in North Little Rock will require frontage road and city street lane closures the week of Monday, October 26.
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Oct 26, 2020
The eastbound I-30 Exit to 6th and 9th Streets will be closed for approximately 10-12 months beginning Thursday, September 24 at 9:00 p.m.
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Sep 21, 2020
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

Detour for 9th Street Bridge Closure

Local Detour for 9th Street Bridge Closure

Westbound I-30 6th and 9th Street Exits Detour

9th Street On-Ramp to Westbound I-30 Detour

Eastbound I-30 (Exit 140) Detour Map

River Trail Detour Map

LR Parking Lot Closures /
Ottenheimer Plaza Closures Map


Construction Milestone Dates

Phase 1 Milestone Dates Exhibit

Click to dowload exhibit showing Phase 1 construction milestone dates, which are preliminary and subject to change. Milestone dates highlight 2020-2021 work.


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.

Download Construction Phase 1 Map


Project Environmental Documents

Environmental Documents


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.

 

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