Construction Requires Lane Closures at Hwy 227/Hwy 270 Intersection in Garland County

Information Release
Arkansas Department of  Transportation 
NR 21-421
December 30, 2021

GARLAND COUNTY (12-30) –    Construction to widen Highway 270 to five lanes in Garland County requires lane closures at the Highway 227/Highway 270 intersection.

Weather permitting, lane closures will be utilized in various parts of the intersection from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from Monday, Jan. 3 to Monday, Jan. 31.

Traffic will be controlled with flaggers, barrels, 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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