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Bridge repairs will shut down lanes on Hwy 67 in Jacksonville

Bridge repairs will shut down lanes on Hwy 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 Main Street Bridge in Jacksonville. The repairs are needed following a recent traffic accident. The work will require closing the northbound inside lane on U.S. Highway 67.

The lane closures will be Tuesday, February 25th through Friday, February 28th, 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.

Bridge lighting maintenance will close lane on I-30 in Little Rock

Bridge lighting maintenance will close lane on I-30 in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Bridge lighting maintenance will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will perform maintenance work on navigational lights located on the I-30 Arkansas River bridge. This includes installation of new low energy and longer lasting LED lighting. Routine maintenance of the navigational lighting is required by the U.S. Coast Guard.

The lane closures will be Thursday, January 30th, weather permitting. The eastbound outside lane will be closed between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  The westbound outside lane will be closed between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Traffic will be controlled using barrels, warning signs, and Arkansas Highway Police.

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.

CATA will run as usual on MLK Day

CATA will run as usual on MLK Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA) will run as usual and collect regular fare through Martin Luther King Day.

Research will close lanes on I-40 near NLR Fri. 24

Research will close lanes on I-40 near NLR Fri. 24

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Research work on Interstate 40 will require a lane closure near North Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will perform drilling operations to test the soil beneath the driving surface.

It will require closing the Interstate 40 westbound inside lane between mile markers 145 and 146. That’s located just west of the Interstate 40/430 interchange.  The lane closure will be Friday, January 24th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

The work is being conducted in preparation for widening Interstate 40 to six lanes between Highway 365 and Interstate 430. This includes modifying the Interstate 430 interchange. This work is scheduled for bid later this year.

AHTD accepting applications for public transportation program

AHTD accepting applications for public transportation program

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is now accepting applications for the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The Section 5310 – Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program is federally funded. It provides capital assistance in the form of discounted vehicles to agencies providing transportation services to seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Bill and Hillary Clinton National expects large crowds for Thanksgiving travel

Bill and Hillary Clinton National expects large crowds for Thanksgiving travel

LITTLE ROCK,  ARK. (BHCNA) – Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is expecting high passenger volume during this Thanksgiving week.  According to TSA (Transportation Security Administration) figures, 33,511 passengers are estimated during this period, which began Friday, November 22nd and runs through Sunday, December 1st.  The projection is down just more than 5 percent from last year’s total of 35,269.  Sunday, December 1st is anticipated to be the busiest with 4,371 passengers.  Historically, the Thanksgiving holiday week is the busiest of the year for the state’s largest airport.

Throughout the holiday travel season, the airport will see more leisure passengers, many of whom do not travel as often.  Travelers will notice a new ticket lobby with additional kiosks for easier check-in, a new baggage screening system, curbside check-in offered by Southwest and Delta , a renovated baggage claim area plus the addition of TSA Pre✓™ .