Construction on Interstate 30 Requires Frontage Road Traffic to Yield at Exit Ramp in Saline County

Information Release
Arkansas Department of  Transportation 
NR 19-297
October 18, 2019

SALINE COUNTY (10-18) – Construction to widen Interstate 30 to six lanes in Saline County requires frontage road traffic to yield to westbound vehicles exiting the Interstate in Benton, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Beginning Tuesday, October 22, frontage road traffic on the north side of Interstate 30 will be required to yield to off-ramp traffic at the South Street exit (Exit 116), weather permitting. The frontage road will temporarily be reduced to one lane to allow construction crews to work on the South Street Bridge over Interstate 30. The lane closure is expected to last several months.

Traffic will be controlled with construction barrels, barricades and signage. The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zone. Areas adjacent to the Interstate may experience noise impacts during nighttime hours.

This project (Job CA0601) is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program and includes widening 5.5 miles of Interstate 30 to three lanes in each direction, extending from the interchange with U.S. Highway 70 (Exit 111) to Sevier Street in Benton (Exit 116). The project also includes improvements at the Highway 67 interchange (Exit 114). More information on this $187.3 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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