Construction Requires Temporary Road Closure of Hughes Street in Little Rock

Information Release
Arkansas Department of  Transportation 
NR 18-219
July 18, 2018

PULASKI COUNTY (7-18) – Work to widen Interstate 630 will require a three-month closure of the Hughes Street overpass in Little Rock, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Weather permitting, the Hughes Street overpass will be closed Friday, July 20 at 6:00 a.m. through late October to remove the structure and reconstruct the bridge. Detours will direct Hughes Street traffic to Mississippi Avenue to bypass the closure. Barricades will be in place on either side of the overpass, and the bike path will be closed to the public.

Neighborhoods adjacent to the interstate will experience noise impacts during the overpass demolition and reconstruction during daytime and nighttime hours.

A construction traffic camera has been installed at the Hughes Street overpass and can be viewed at

This project (Job CA0608) is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program, which is funded through a 10-year, half-cent sales tax. Interstate 630 is being widened to four lanes in each direction (eight total) for 2.2 miles between the Big Rock Interchange and University Avenue. The widening is estimated to be complete in early 2020. More information on this $87.4 million project is available at

Hughes Street Detour



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