Construction Requires Traffic Shift on South Street Bridge in Benton
Information Release
Arkansas Department of  Transportation 
NR 21-068
March 11, 2021

SALINE COUNTY (3-11) –  Construction to widen Interstate 30 to six lanes in Saline County requires shifting traffic to new pavement on the South Street bridge in Benton, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Weather permitting, crews will alternately close lanes and use flagging operation to shift traffic to the west side of the newly constructed South Street bridge during overnight hours on Sunday, March 14 beginning at 9 p.m.  March 15 and 16 are alternative dates if weather does not allow for the switch Sunday night. This work will allow crews to continue constructing the overpass.

Traffic will be controlled with construction barrels and signage, along with assistance from the Arkansas Highway Police. The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zone and watch for slower traffic speeds. 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, 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

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 @IDriveArkansas for traffic and @myARDOT for everything else.

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