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Lane closures for I-30 Bridge Oct. 27

Lane closures for I-30 Bridge Oct. 27

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD)A routine bridge inspection on Interstate 30 will require lane closures on the Arkansas River Bridge in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The work will require the eastbound and westbound outside lanes to be closed on the bridge.  The closures will be Sunday, October 27th between 6:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting.  Traffic will be controlled using cones and warning signs. 

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

(Source: Arkansas Highway and Transportation Deparment)

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Saturday, September 14, 6-10pm, enjoy a night of delicious Latin food, wonderful atmosphere, live salsa music, and even better company!

Featuring food vendors from Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia, Columbia & Nicaragua. It all happens at the Argenta Farmers Market Plaza, 520 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown NLR.

Arkansas dramatically improves bike-friendly ranking

Arkansas dramatically improves bike-friendly ranking

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Wednesday is the first day of National Bike Month and The League of American Bicyclists is releasing its latest rankings among bicycle friendly states. The results show that Arkansas is making great strides in improving its accommodation of cyclists.

Arkansas moved up 13 spots in the survey, the second largest jump in the entire country. Arkansas is now number 37 among the 50 states. Just last year, Arkansas was at the bottom of the list.  

“The bicycling culture in Arkansas has grown more popular in recent years and we are responding,” says Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett.  “The results serve as an affirmation that our statewide efforts are making a real difference in The Natural State.”

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

Now - March 16: "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights" at Laman Library, Main Branch. Through a compelling mix of photographs, television clips, and other historic artifacts, For All the World to See traces how images disseminated in popular magazines like LIFE, JET, and EBONY, and real-time events brought into homes via television coverage helped transform public opinion about racism and racial justice in America.

Sylvan students 'Drive Smart'

Sylvan students 'Drive Smart'

Want to save your child’s life? Sylvan Hills High School is participating in the Arkansas Drive Smart Challenge. The challenge informs students, teachers, and parents about the dangers of not wearing a seatbelt or using a cell phone while driving.

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Clinton Airport expects more passengers for holiday travel

Clinton Airport expects more passengers for holiday travel

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (June 28, 2012) – The state’s largest airport will be busy during this July 4th Holiday Period.  Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is expecting that more than 38,000 passengers will use the airport during a six day stretch beginning June 30 through July 5.

Airlines serving Clinton National Airport plan to handle 38,190 passengers during the holiday span.  That number is up 4.05% from the July 4 period last year when 36,705 passengers used the airport. Since January 1, passenger traffic at Clinton National remains 10 percent higher as compared to 2011.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Checkpoint opens at 4:30 each morning.  Airlines recommend that those traveling arrive 90 minutes before their domestic flight.

TSA reminds passengers to remember the 3-1-1 rule for carrying liquids, gels and aerosols through the checkpoint:

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

In the fall of 2011, I was bitten by the bike-riding bug. I went biking at Two Rivers Park with my brother and his family visiting from Fayetteville. I knew I was going to “have to” go, because they’re big into outdoor activities.  So I rode one of their extra bikes and I absolutely had the time of my life.

I had no idea these wonderful scenic trails existed so close to where I lived. I sure have been living in a comfortable bubble, which usually means to me, where there are no bugs, no potential for bumps and scratches and plenty of air conditioning.

Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started planning how both my mother and I could enjoy bike riding together, and get my friends in on the action as well.  But first I had to convince mom that she would enjoy it as much as I did.