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

Department Seeking Input at 30 Crossing Public Hearing

The Location and Design Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Wyndham Riverfront (Silver City Rooms), located at 2 Riverfront Place in North Little Rock

New Lanes to Open on U.S. Highway 70 in Garland and Saline Counties

Approximately 17.5 miles of newly constructed lanes on U.S. Highway 70 between Benton and Hot Springs are opening to traffic.

UPDATE! New Lanes to Open on U.S. Highway 70 in Garland and Saline Counties

Construction is nearing completion to widen U.S. Highway 70 to two travel lanes in each direction with a continuous center turn lane.

New Lanes Open on Future U.S. Highway 412 Bypass in Benton County

The completed four-lane, divided highway will open to traffic on Monday, April 30

Arkansas Highway Commission Approves Bid for Improvements in Pulaski County (CA0608)

This project widens Interstate 630 between Baptist Hospital and University Avenue. Manhattan Road & Bridge Co. of Tulsa, OK was awarded the contract.

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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.

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.

Public Meeting: October 18, 2016, Highway 82, (CA0706)

Public involvement meeting to present and discuss the proposed widening of Highway 82 between Airport Drive and Highway 82B in Union County.

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Travel Impacts

Construction Requires Overnight Lane Closures on Interstate 630 in Little Rock

Crews will reduce I-630 traffic to one open lane in each direction during overnight hours between Baptist Hospital Drive (Exit 7) and University Avenue (Exit 5).

Construction Requires Temporary Road Closure of Hughes Street in Little Rock

Hughes Street overpass will be closed Friday, July 20 at 6:00 a.m. through late October. Detours will direct Hughes Street traffic to Mississippi Avenue to bypass the closure.

Improvements to U.S. Highway 67 Require Lane Shift in Pulaski & Lonoke Counties

Northbound traffic will be moved from existing alignment onto newly constructed lanes between Vandenberg Boulevard in Jacksonville and State Highway 5 in Cabot.

Construction Begins on Interstate 630 in Little Rock

Eastbound and westbound center and outside lanes within the work zone will be closed between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. Beginning Friday night, July 20, the Hughes Street overpass will be temporarily closed for approximately three months as crews perform bridge demolition and reconstruct the overpass.

Improvements Require Lane Closures on Interstate 49 in Benton County

Northbound and southbound lanes will alternately be closed between Southeast Walton Boulevard (Exit 85) and Central Avenue/State Highway 72 (Exit 88).

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