Improvements to U.S. Highway 67 Require Lane Closure and Ramp Shift in Pulaski & Lonoke Counties

Information Release
Arkansas Department of  Transportation 
NR 18-262
August 27, 2018

PULASKI & LONOKE COUNTIES (8-27) – Construction on U.S. Highway 67 in Pulaski and Lonoke Counties requires a northbound lane closure and traffic shift onto newly constructed ramp pavement at Exit 16A (State Highway 321), according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

To continue with the highway widening, the outside lane of northbound traffic will be closed between Vandenberg Boulevard in Jacksonville and State Highway 5 in Cabot to allow crews to move concrete barriers needed to establish a new exit ramp at Exit 16A. Weather permitting; this lane closure and ramp traffic shift will occur Wednesday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m. to Thursday, August 30 at 1:00 p.m.

During the traffic shift operation, the northbound off-ramp at Exit 16A will be closed for a short period to allow the contractor to re-align barrier walls and place pavement markings.  Off-ramp traffic to Highway 321 will utilize the State Highway 89 off ramp and circle back to Highway 321 as needed. Traffic will be controlled using traffic barrels and message boards. The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zones.

This project (Job CA0605) is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program and includes widening 4.6 miles of U.S. Highway 67 from Vandenberg Boulevard in Jacksonville to State Highway 5 in Cabot. The highway is being widened to three lanes in each direction. More information on this $79.2 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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