New Traffic Pattern: Reconstructed I-30 Eastbound Ramp to 6th and 9th Streets Opens Tuesday Night in Little Rock

Information Release
Arkansas Department of  Transportation 
NR 21-203
June 25, 2021

PULASKI COUNTY (6-25) I-30 eastbound traffic in Little Rock will begin using the newly reconstructed exit ramp to 6th and 9th Streets Tuesday night, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Weather permitting, the interstate off-ramp (Exit 140) will be opened to traffic during overnight hours Tuesday, June 29. I-30 eastbound drivers will use this two-lane exit as the primary route to destinations in downtown Little Rock. After exiting, traffic will follow the frontage road north to access the city’s street grid.

As part of this opening, a new single-lane ramp from I-630 eastbound will directly connect with the northbound frontage road. This gives drivers the option to access the city’s street grid without needing to enter I-30 traffic. See traffic pattern map NR 21-203-A for additional information.

In July, the I-30 eastbound off-ramp to Highway 10, Cantrell Road, and Clinton Avenue (Exit 141A) will be closed to allow crews to demolish the circular ramp. This will make the 6th/9th Street ramp the only I-30 eastbound exit to downtown Little Rock, including the River Market, MacArthur Park, and the East Village. The next exit drivers can take will be to Broadway Street in North Little Rock.

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