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Improvements to Highway 70 will require lane closures

Improvements to Highway 70 will require lane closures

LITTLE ROCK (6-13) – Improvements to Highway 70 require lane closures in Garland, Hot Spring, and Montgomery counties, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be clearing debris from along the shoulders to prevent the accumulation of water on the roadway. The work will reduce traffic to 1 lane within the moving work zone.

Weather permitting, the work will extend west from Hempwallace in Garland County to the Montgomery/Pike County line on the dates listed below.  Traffic will be controlled using flaggers, cones, and warning signs.   

Trouble enforcing texting while driving law in Arkansas

Trouble enforcing texting while driving law in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - For years, we've seen public service announcements about texting while driving, but are people really getting the message? One student says, "I mean they're sad. You know, it's emotional. I just feel I've seen so many that you think it just won't happen."

THV11 News sat down with six teenage students at Sylvan High School in Sherwood, Arkansas. They admit, texting and driving is a big temptation for teenagers like themselves. "I don't do it all the time but sometimes I do text and drive and I admit that it is dangerous," Antonius Russell says.

WATCH STORY: http://on.kthv.com/PAhkKz

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 71 percent of teens and young people say they have sent text messages while driving and 78 percent of them have read a text message while driving.

Repairs to Hwy 35 will cause some lane closures

Repairs to Hwy 35 will cause some lane closures

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Improvements to Highway 35 will require lane closures in Grant County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be constructing asphalt shoulders on Highway 35. The work will extend from four miles north of Sheridan to the Saline County line. The work will reduce traffic to 1 lane.

The lane closures will be Monday, April 7th through Thursday, April 10th, between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using flaggers, cones, and warning signs.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Lane closure scheduled on Hwy 67 in Hot Springs County

Lane closure scheduled on Hwy 67 in Hot Springs County

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – A routine bridge inspection will require a lane closure on Highway 67 in Hot Spring County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Hot Spring County will have scheduled lane closures on I-30

Hot Spring County will have scheduled lane closures on I-30

LITTLE ROCK (2-21) – Routine bridge inspections will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Hot Spring County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be inspecting the Interstate 30 bridges over Rayburn Creek west of Glen Rose on Tuesday, February 25th and Blakely Creek on Wednesday, February 26th and Thursday, February 27th. It’s located just west of the Social Hill Rest Area, west of Malvern.  

Closing list and times:

Feb. 25; I-30 at Rayburn Creek; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Westbound side; MM 103-104

Feb. 25; I-30 at Rayburn Creek; 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Eastbound side; MM103-104

Feb. 26; I-30 at Blakely Creek; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Westbound side; MM 91-93

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.

Lane closures to pop up on HWY 46

Lane closures to pop up on HWY 46

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AHTD)Improvements to Highway 46 will require lane closures in Grant County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be paving a small section of Highway 46 (Sheridan Road), 1.4 miles west of Interstate 530 in Redfield. They are also elevating the driving and shoulder surface to reduce flooding concerns.

The work will reduce traffic to one lane on Friday, November 8th and Tuesday, November 12th. The traffic lane reductions will only occur between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day, weather permitting.  Traffic will be controlled using cones, flaggers, and warning signs.