POSTPONED: Construction Requires a Temporary Closure of Macy Boulevard in Garland County

Information Release
Arkansas Department of  Transportation 
NR 22-005-1
January 7, 2022

GARLAND COUNTY | Jan. 7, 2022

Construction to widen Highway 270 (Albert Pike Road) to five lanes in Garland County that will require crews to close Macy Boulevard for several months has been postponed.

The temporary closure of Macy Boulevard at its connection with Highway 227 (Mountain Pine Road) previously scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 18 and continue through the end of March has been postponed until further notice.

This project (Job CA0607) is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program and includes widening 1.5 miles of Highway 270 to five lanes and bike lanes, extending generally from Fleetwood Drive to Highway 227 in Garland County. This project also includes improvements to the interchange with Hwy. 227. More information on this $22.6 million project is available at

Drivers should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at or You can also follow us on Twitter @myARDOT.             


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