Pavement Work in Benton will Temporarily Close Bell Street

Information Release
Arkansas Department of  Transportation 
NR 21-246
July 27, 2021

SALINE  COUNTY (7-27) –   Crews will temporarily close Bell Street in Benton until the end of August, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Weather permitting, crews will be working on Bell Street at the South Street Bridge beginning Wednesday, July 28.  All lanes will be closed until pavement work is complete. To allow construction crews to work, drivers will not be able to access Bell Street from Sevier or South Streets.

The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zone and watch for slower traffic speeds.

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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