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Arkansas panel OKs projects for Pulaski Co. roads

Arkansas panel OKs projects for Pulaski Co. roads

MAUMELLE, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for improvements to two busy roadways in central Arkansas.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department announced Tuesday that the commission awarded a $2.1 million contract to resurface 6.2 miles of Maumelle Boulevard in Maumelle. The work will extend west from Interstate 430 to Murphy Drive.

The commission also awarded a $267,000 contract to resurface nearly 1 mile of McCain Boulevard in North Little Rock. The work will extend east from North Hills Boulevard to U.S. 67.

Work on both projects is expected to begin in the next two to four weeks. The North Little Rock project is expected to be complete this spring with the Maumelle project wrapping up this fall.

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One lane on Hwy 60 across Toad Suck Dam to close until April 21

One lane on Hwy 60 across Toad Suck Dam to close until April 21

CONWAY, Ark. (ACE) - The Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District is closing one lane of Highway 60 across Toad Suck Lock and Dam from 7 a.m. till 5 p.m. April 21 to allow personnel to inspect the bridge.

Officials regret any inconvenience this may cause, and asks for the public's cooperation until the work is complete. The closure is being coordinated with emergency services and law enforcement agencies.  Corps officials ask travelers to plan alternate routes and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

News and recreation information can be found at www.about.me/usacelittlerock.

(Source: Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District)

AHTD suspends some projects due to uncertainty in funding

AHTD suspends some projects due to uncertainty in funding

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has withdrawn ten construction projects from its planned list of projects scheduled for award in April as a result of the uncertainty of Federal-aid reimbursements available from the Federal Highway Trust Fund.  

The United State Department of Transportation has projected that the Federal Highway Trust Fund will run short of funds as early as July of this year without Congressional action.  Because of this uncertainty, the AHTD has evaluated State and Federal funding that will be available and reduced the number of construction projects planned because of the possible inability of the Federal Highway Trust Fund to provide timely and full reimbursements to Arkansas.

The ten Federal-aid projects that have been pulled from the Department’s April bid letting total approximately $60 million and include:

Chicot – Hwy 165; Rehabilitation of 4.3 miles

AHTD: Lanes will temporarily close on I-40 through Pope County

AHTD: Lanes will temporarily close on I-40 through Pope County

LITTLE ROCK (2-21) – Inspections will require lane closures on Interstate 40 east and west of Russellville, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Two crews will be inspecting pavement markers along Interstate 40. The work will extend from the Johnson/Franklin County line to exit 125 in Faulkner County. The work will require very short rolling lane closures affecting the outside lanes of eastbound and westbound traffic.

The lane closures will be Monday, February 24th through Friday, February 28th, between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using trucks with flashing lights and warning signs.

Pulaski, Faulkner Counties will be affected by lane closures starting Jan. 28

Pulaski, Faulkner Counties will be affected by lane closures starting Jan. 28

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Improvements to Interstate 40 will require night lane closures in Faulkner and Pulaski Counties, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews are preparing to widen Interstate 40 between Palarm Creek, which is located near the Pulaski/Faulkner County line and Highway 365, which is located near the Morgan/Maumelle exit. This work will require the installation of a temporary concrete wall. During the installation time, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

Arkansas drivers urged to use IDriveArkansas.com for travel information

Arkansas drivers urged to use IDriveArkansas.com for travel information

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AHTD) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) reminds drivers to visit IDriveArkansas.com before hitting the road this Thanksgiving holiday.

Extensive highway improvements are underway in the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in your holiday travel, AHTD has been working hard to open as many lanes as possible.

Still, with many ongoing improvements, travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to an increased volume of traffic.

Drivers are urged to plan ahead by visiting IDriveArkansas.com for the latest travel information. The new website includes live traffic flow, weather information, and details on construction zones.  Travelers can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Public Meeting Invitation

Public Meeting Invitation

LITTLE ROCK (6-20) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will hold a Public Involvement Meeting in Mayflower to discuss plans for constructing a new Union Pacific Railroad overpass on Highway 89 (Miller Street/Arkansas River Trail) in Mayflower. The work could result in a realignment of Highway 89 near the overpass, according to AHTD officials.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 25th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Mayflower Elementary School, in the Cafeteria. The school is located at 4 Grove Street in Mayflower.   

The public is invited to visit anytime during the scheduled hours to view displays, ask questions and offer comments.  For more information, contact the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department’s Environmental Division at 501-569-2281.