LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – (6/27/19) The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) reminds drivers to “know before you go” and visit IDriveArkansas.com before traveling during this Independence Day Holiday.
Extensive highway improvements continue through the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in your holiday travel, ARDOT has been working hard to open as many lanes as possible. Still, travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to increased traffic volume.
Overall travel volume for the holiday is expected to rise 4.1% over last year, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). The AAA predicts that more than 41 million Americans will travel by automobile between Wednesday, July 3 and Sunday, July 7.
To help motorists find ways around accidents and work zone backups on Interstates, ARDOT has an Alternate Routes feature on IDriveArkansas.com. It displays linkages between the Interstate corridors and secondary routes that motorists may consider when travel is delayed. You can also follow on Twitter @myARDOT.
Below is a list of closures on Arkansas’ Primary Highway Network during the holiday weekend. Motorists are encouraged to look at IDriveArkansas.com to find closures that are on secondary and low traffic volume routes.
|Route||County||City||Mile Marker||Distance||Lanes Closed||Time|
|I-530||Jefferson||Pine Bluff||35-46||11 miles||One Lane Both Directions||24 hours|
|Hwy 155||Yell||Dardanelle||6-8||2 miles||All Lanes, Both Directions||24 hours|
|Hwy 38||Crittenden||West Memphis||0-1||1 mile||Outside Lane, Both Directions||24 hours|
|Hwy 67||White||Bald Knob||59-65||6 miles||Inside Northbound Lane||24 hours|
|I-555||Poinsett||Marked Tree||15-18||3 miles||One Lane, Both Directions||24 hours|
|Hwy 23||Franklin||Ozark||10-25||2 miles at a time||Northbound Lane||24 hours|
|Hwy 70||Crittenden||West Memphis||3-7||4 miles||Alternating One Lane||7am – 7pm|
|Hwy 49||Phillips||Helena||17-27||10 miles||Varying||7am – 7pm|
|I-30||Nevada||Prescott||44-48||4 miles||One Lane||12am – 10am|