SIGNIFICANT Traffic Pattern Changes Happening at the Highway 270/Highway 227 Intersection in Garland County Oct. 31
GARLAND COUNTY | October 26, 2022
Construction to widen Highway 270 (Albert Pike Road) to five lanes in Garland County requires a traffic pattern change and activation of a traffic signal at its intersection with Highway 227 (Mountain Pine Road) in Hot Springs.
Weather permitting, crews will shift Highway 227 southbound traffic onto new pavement adjacent to northbound lanes on the new alignment during daytime hours Monday, October 31. This shift will begin north of Macy Boulevard and will align southbound traffic with the reconstructed Highway 270/Highway 227 intersection. Access to businesses will be maintained and Macy Boulevard’s connection to the new pavement will remain open.
In coordination with this shift, the new traffic signal at Highway 270/Highway 227 will be activated. Work to activate the traffic signal will occur during daytime hours Monday, October 31 and will require intermittent full closures of the intersection. The work includes removing the old mast-arm signal and striping the new intersection.
During the work to activate the traffic signal, the intersection will function like a four-way stop with flaggers at each approach. The public is encouraged to find alternate routes as significant traffic delays are possible. See NR 22-268-A for suggested alternate travel routes for Mountain Pine Road and Thornton Ferry Road.
- Mountain Pine Road southbound to Highway 270
- Westbound - take Black Snake Road west
- Eastbound - take Black Snake Road east to Bull Bayou Road south
- Thornton Ferry Road northbound to Albert Pike Road
- Westbound - take Westpine Drive north
- Thornton Ferry Road northbound to Mountain Pine Road
- Take Westpine Drive north to Hwy 270 west to Black Snake Road north
This project (Job CA0607) is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program and includes widening 1.5 miles of Highway 270 to five lanes and bike lanes, extending generally from Fleetwood Drive to Highway 227 in Garland County. This project also includes improvements to the interchange with Hwy. 227. More information on this $22.6 million project is available at NR 22-268-A.