This project contributes to the six-lane widening of Interstate 30 in Saline County. When complete, the additional lanes will enhance the transportation connection through central Arkansas, increase capacity, and improve traveler safety.
Job CA0601 Highway 70 – Sevier Street
This project widens approximately 5.5 miles of Interstate 30 to six lanes and improves interchanges at Highway 67 and Highway 70, extending generally from Highway 70 in Saline County to Sevier Street in Benton.
Construction Overview - Widening to 6 lanes between Hwy. 70 and Sevier Street - Bridge and overpass construction at Highway 70, Highway 67, South Street, and the Saline River - Improved Hwy. 67 interchange - Roundabout at South and Sevier streets - Lane closures
Construction to widen Interstate 30 (I-30) to six lanes in Saline County requires an overnight ramp closure for the I-30 eastbound exit to Highway 67 from 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 4 until 5 a.m. Thursday, October 5 in Benton.
Recent and Upcoming Construction (updated 09/21/2023)
- Round-a-bout striping - South Street concrete work - Highway 67/229 paving and reconstruction - Continued overnight lane closures for pavement operations
- I-30 median embankment, pavement, and barrier wall work
- Highway 67 bridge and ramp work - Saline River bridge construction - Highway 70 bridge and ramp work - Traffic shift at I-30 eastbound exit ramp 114 - Frontage Road construction at Pawnee Drive
Speed Enforcement Cameras Automated speed enforcement devices are now present in the construction zone. For more information, see ARDOT news release NR 23-252.
Twenty traffic cameras are being installed within the I-30 construction corridor and are visible to the public through the iDriveArkansas.com website. To view, select the “Traffic” tab (represented by a traffic light icon) and click on “Traffic Cameras.”
Arkansas Department of Transportation opened contractor bids in December 2018 and the Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements by Johnson Brothers Corporation, awarding the project for $187.3 million.
A public involvement meeting was held November 5, 2015. The meeting presented and discussed the proposed plans to widen Interstate 30 in Saline County. A flier, comment form, and map can be downloaded here.