As the Connecting Arkansas Program continues to progress, this page will serve as your informational center for the latest meeting announcements, news releases and lane closures. Be sure to visit again soon for updates.

Press Releases

Decision Finalized on Noise Barriers in Jacksonville

Proposed noise barriers at four additional locations in Jacksonville—11 different options—did not receive the necessary public support and will not be constructed.

ARDOT Earns America’s Transportation Award For U.S. Highway 70 Improvements

The award is in recognition of the U.S. Highway 70 widening project extending from Interstate 30 westward to Hot Springs.  The project tied for first place in the “Operations Excellence, Medium Project” category.

Construction Begins on Interstate 30 in Saline County

The project to widen Interstate 30 in Saline County—the single-largest contract ever awarded by the Arkansas Highway Commission—is scheduled to begin construction Tuesday, May 7.

Arkansas Highway Commission Approves Bid  for Improvements in Van Buren County (CA0801)

The purpose of this project is to widen approximately 8 miles of U.S. Highway 65 to four lanes. The improvements extend from Clinton northward to State Highway 110.

Arkansas Highway Commission Approves Bid  for Improvements in Greene & Lawrence County (CA1003)

The purpose of this project is to widen approximately 14.3 miles of U.S. Highway 412 to four lanes between U.S. Highway 67 and State Highway 141, west of Paragould. 

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Public Meetings

30 Crossing Public Hearing: July 12, 2018

The public hearing will present the proposed preferred alternative, the 6-Lane with Collector/Distributor (C/D) Lanes with Split Diamond Interchange (SDI) at the Highway 10 interchange.

30 Crossing Public Hearing: July 12, 2018

The public hearing will present the proposed preferred alternative, the 6-Lane with Collector/Distributor (C/D) Lanes with Split Diamond Interchange (SDI) at the Highway 10 interchange.

Public Hearing: May 25, 2017, Highway 67 (CA0604)

The public is invited to visit any time during the scheduled hours to view exhibits, ask questions, and offer comments.

Public Meeting: December 8, 2016, Highway 270 (CA0607 and CA0612)

This will be an "open house" meeting with no formal presentations. The public is invited to visit any time during the scheduled hours to view exhibits, ask questions, and offer comments.

Educational Meeting: November 14 & 15, 2016, Bella Vista Bypass Roundabout

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will conduct two educational public meetings on how to navigate the interim modified connector roundabout for Highways 71, 71B, and 549.

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Travel Impacts

Continued Interstate 30 Construction Requires New Lane Closures in Little Rock and North Little Rock

Work on Interstate 30 in Little Rock and North Little Rock will involve new and continued lane closures.

Continued Interstate 30 Construction Requires New Lane Closures in Little Rock and North Little Rock

Work on Interstate 30 in Little Rock and North Little Rock will involve new and continued lane closures.

30 Crossing Project Requires Significant Weekend Closure to I-30 Eastbound in Little Rock

All Interstate 30 eastbound lanes in Little Rock between Interstate 630 and 6th Street will be closed the first weekend of December. Weather permitting, crews will close the eastbound interstate lanes and move traffic onto the I-30 northbound frontage road from the evening of Friday, Dec. 3 through Monday morning, Dec. 6.

30 Crossing Project Requires Significant Weekend Closure to I-30 Eastbound in Little Rock

All Interstate 30 eastbound lanes in Little Rock between Interstate 630 and 6th Street will be closed the first weekend of December. Weather permitting, crews will close the eastbound interstate lanes and move traffic onto the I-30 northbound frontage road from the evening of Friday, Dec. 3 through Monday morning, Dec. 6.

Construction Requires Overnight Lane Closures on Interstate 30 in Saline County

Weather permitting, crews will be working in the eastbound and westbound lanes between U.S. Highway 70 (Exit 111) and Sevier Street in Benton (Exit 116). This continues the ongoing work to widen the Interstate, and lane closures will be periodically utilized Dec. 1-31, excluding the Christmas holiday Dec. 23 through Dec. 27 and the New Year holiday Dec. 31 through Jan. 3, 2022. Depending on the location, an inside or outside lane will be closed to allow crews to work.

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