Work Requires Lane Closures on Highway 270 in Garland County

Information Release
Arkansas Department of  Transportation 
NR 21-282
August 27, 2021

GARLAND COUNTY (8-27) –     Construction to widen Highway 270 to five lanes in Garland County requires lane closures on the highway, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Weather permitting, survey crews will be working on Highway 270 between Jetson Loop Road and Bull Bayou Bridge in Garland County. Rolling lane closures will be periodically utilized August 30 through September 25. Depending on the location, an eastbound or westbound lane will be closed to allow crews to work. Under lane closure conditions, traffic will be reduced to one open lane during daytime hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Traffic will be controlled with flaggers, construction trucks and signage. The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zone and watch for slower traffic speeds.

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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