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

Information Release
Arkansas Department of  Transportation 
NR 21-417
December 29, 2021

GARLAND COUNTY (12-29) – Construction to widen Highway 270 (Albert Pike Road) to five lanes in Garland County requires crews to close Macy Boulevard for several months beginning in January.

Weather permitting, crews will temporarily close Macy Boulevard at its connection with Highway 227 (Mountain Pine Road). The road closure is anticipated to begin Monday, Jan. 10 and continue through the end of March. This will enable crews to perform grading and paving operations as they realign Highway 227 with Highway 270.

Traffic will be controlled with message boards, signage, and construction barrels. Detour routes for Macy Boulevard and its connecting neighborhood will be signed to use Bull Bayou Road to Fairwood Circle. See travel impact map 21-417-A for additional details.

NR 21-417 A

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 ConnectingArkansasProgram.com.

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

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