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Bridge repairs will require lane closures on U.S. Highway 67 in Jacksonville

Bridge repairs will require lane closures on U.S. Highway 67 in Jacksonville

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Bridge repairs will require lane closures on U.S. Highway 67 in Jacksonville, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be repairing the Redmond Road overpass in Jacksonville. The repairs are needed following a recent traffic accident. The work will require closing the northbound outside lane on U.S. Highway 67, between mile markers 6 and 9.

The lane closures will be Monday, April 14th through Thursday, April 17th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Expect delays Monday on Highway 440

Expect delays Monday on Highway 440

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – A routine bridge inspection will require a lane closure on Highway 440 in Pulaski County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will inspect a bridge located over Ink Bayou. That’s located 1.5 miles north of Interstate 40. The work will require closing the Highway 440 westbound outside lane between mile markers 12 and 13.

The lane closure will be Monday, April 7th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels 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.

Fly nonstop from Little Rock to New York City

Fly nonstop from Little Rock to New York City

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BHCNA) – Arkansans can now fly nonstop from Little Rock to New York City. Beginning today, American Airlines is offering daily service from Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport to LaGuardia Airport. The 3 1⁄2 hour flight is scheduled to depart at 6:30am with return service planned for arrival in Little Rock at approximately 9:30pm.

Expect lane closures on Broadway Bridge next week

Expect lane closures on Broadway Bridge next week

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – A routine bridge inspection will require lane closures on the Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The work will require closing the southbound outside lane on Monday, March 31st and Tuesday, April 1st. The northbound outside lane will be closed Tuesday, April 1st and Wednesday, April 2nd. Both closures will only occur between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using cones and warning signs.

Meeting scheduled to update AHTD bicycle, pedestrian plan

Meeting scheduled to update AHTD bicycle, pedestrian plan

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has announced it will hold a series of Public Involvement Meetings across the state to obtain input from the public as it works to update the Arkansas State Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan.

The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 1st, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Legends Room of the Jack Stephens Center (UALR Trojans basketball arena) on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A formal presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m. and will focus on Central Arkansas issues.

The second meeting will be held on Thursday, April 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Sam’s Club Community Room of the Arvest Ballpark (enter through front gate) in Springdale. A formal presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m. and will focus on West and Northwest Arkansas issues.

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

Sherwood PD focusing on teen seat belt use in latest campaign

Sherwood PD focusing on teen seat belt use in latest campaign

SHERWOOD, Ark. (SPD) - The Sherwood Police Department will join State, county and city law enforcement agencies in a two-week mobilization scheduled from March 10-23 to increase seat belt use among young drivers and passengers and ultimately save lives.

Law enforcement officers across the state will be stepping up their enforcement of safety belt laws as part of the Click It or Ticket campaign.  The goal is not to write tickets, but to get everyone buckled up, especially teen drivers and their passengers.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens.  In 2012, 73 percent of young people ages 16-20 who died in traffic crashes in Arkansas were not buckled up.    

“Teens and young adults buckle up far less frequently than adults and remain the lowest seat belt usage group.” said Lt. J. Michaels.