6th Street Bridge Opening Early March to Limited Traffic Operations; Requires Significant Traffic Pattern Change
PULASKI COUNTY | February 16, 2023
The 6th Street Bridge will open in early March to limited traffic operations to accommodate the next phase of the 30 Crossing project.
The traffic pattern changes include closing the off-ramp to 9th Street and opening an off-ramp to 6th Street.
Weather permitting, the 6th Street bridge will open to I-30 westbound exit ramp traffic in early March. During this phase of construction, crews will close access to the 6th Street bridge from the frontage roads as well as Collins and Ferry streets. See traffic pattern and detour maps NR 23-034-A and NR 23-034-B for additional details.
The following traffic pattern changes are included in this bridge opening:
- When taking the new 6th Street off-ramp (Exit 140), I-30 westbound traffic can choose to continue onto the southbound frontage road or take the Texas U-Turn across the 6th Street bridge to access downtown Little Rock.
- The southbound frontage road will be closed between 4th and 6th streets; To access 6th Street, southbound traffic can take River Market Avenue and Ferry Street; traffic will not have access to the 6th Street bridge.
- Northbound frontage road traffic can turn east on 6th Street or continue northbound on the frontage road; traffic will not have access to the 6th Street bridge.
This traffic pattern is expected to stay in place through late 2024, at which point the 6th Street Bridge will be ready to open to full traffic operations.
After closing the bridge in April 2022, contractor Kiewit Massman Construction met its schedule to demolish and reconstruct the bridge in 11 months.
Drivers should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. A long-term and permanent travel impact interactive map is available at 30Crossing.com, along with additional project information.