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Pavement repairs to close lanes on Hwy. 67

Pavement repairs to close lanes on Hwy. 67

SHERWOOD, Ark. -- Crews performing pavement repairs will require a lane closure this week on Highway 67, just north of Sherwood, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The repairs will require the southbound, outside lane to be closed Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15.  The lane closure will be in effect between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day, weather permitting. 

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones.    

Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Turn Around, Don’t Drown

North Little Rock, Ark. – With heavy rainfall in Arkansas expected to last into Thursday, it is important to remember a few flood safety facts. Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Nearly half of all flood fatalities are vehicle-related according to the National Weather Service.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) urges people to learn the dangers of driving into flooded roadways because drivers often underestimate the power of floodwater. Roads weaken under floodwater and drivers should proceed cautiously after waters have receded, since the road may collapse under the weight of the vehicle.

Know the 'RED Zones' in your area

Know the 'RED Zones' in your area

RED Zones are Arkansas highway projects that have significantly reduced capacity that can lead to travel delays. Find them under the Know the RED Zones icon at www.ArkansasHighways.com.

Motorists are encouraged to Know the RED Zones and plan trips accordingly. Drivers can help reduce congestion through these areas by considering alternate routes or changing their time of travel.

Truckers can find information for weight restricted bridges and highways on alternate routes under the RED Zones icon.

Whether you drive through the RED Zones or opt to use an alternate route, follow the tips below.

RED Zone Travel Tips

Lighting repairs require lane closure

Lighting repairs require lane closure

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Crews with North Little Rock Electric working on street lighting on Interstate 30 in North Little Rock will require a lane closure this week, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The improvements will be located between the Arkansas River and Interstate 40 and will require the eastbound, inside lane to be closed on Saturday, September 24th.  The lane closure will be in effect between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones.

Power lines, wreck cause problems on 67/167

Power lines, wreck cause problems on 67/167

Power lines have fallen across Highway 67/167. There is also a wreck at the location where the lines are down.

Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler says he can’t say if the accident caused the lines to fall.

Northbound and southbound traffic is being diverted near the Hwy 5 exit. Sadler says it could take at least an hour to clear the scene.

Stop speeding before it stops you

 Stop speeding before it stops you

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 13,000 lives were lost across America in speeding-related traffic crashes during 2005.

NHTSA considers a crash to be speeding-related if the driver was charged with a speeding-related offense, or if the responding officer indicates that the driver was driving too fast for conditions at the time or was exceeding the posted speed limit.  In 2005, speeding was a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes nationally.

“Even one life lost to speeding is one too many,” said Lt.

AHTD distributes free state highway maps

AHTD distributes free state highway maps

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The 2011 Arkansas State Highway Map is now available from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), according to AHTD Director Dan Flowers.

The maps may be obtained at no charge from any of the Highway Department’s District Headquarters and at all Arkansas Welcome Centers.  They are also available at the AHTD Central Office at 10324 Interstate 30 in Little Rock, by phone at 501-569-2444 or online at www.arkansashighways.com.  To request one by mail, the address is AHTD, Map Sales Section, P.O.