Area Road Construction

Construction to widen Interstate 630 requires overnight lane closures in Little Rock, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials.

Weather permitting, crews will reduce I-630 traffic to one open lane in each direction during overnight hours between Baptist Hospital Drive (Exit 7) and University Avenue (Exit 5). Eastbound and westbound center and inside lanes will be closed during the following hours to conduct the work. Exit ramps may be impacted during this period at 15-minute intervals to tie into temporary ramps at Rodney Parham Road and University Avenue.

  • Sunday, September 23, from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
  • Monday, September 24 to Thursday, September 27, 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., nightly
  • Friday, September 28, 8:00 p.m. to Saturday, September 29, 11:59 p.m.

In addition, a traffic shift will move traffic from the outside lanes to the inside lanes beginning Thursday night, September 27 and take three to four nights to complete.

Traffic will be controlled using signage and barrels. During daytime travel peak hours, all six lanes on I-630 will be open to traffic. Neighborhoods adjacent to the interstate may experience noise impacts during nighttime hours. The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zones.

This project (Job CA0608) is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program, which is funded through a 10-year, half-cent sales tax. Interstate 630 is being widened to four lanes in each direction (eight total) for 2.2 miles between the Big Rock Interchange and University Avenue. The widening is estimated to be complete in early 2020. More information on this $87.4 million project is available at ConnectingArkansasProgram.com.

Subsurface investigation, done in preparation for a future project intended to widen State Highway 10 between Sam Peck Rd. and Pleasant Valley Dr. in Little Rock requires temporary lane closures.

Weather permitting; crews will put in place the following lane closures daily from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. starting on Monday night, September 24 and continuing through Saturday morning, September 29. This closure was originally scheduled for September 17-22 but has been rescheduled due to weather impacts.

  • Outside Eastbound lane between Pleasant Ridge Rd. & Woodland Heights Rd.
  • Outside Westbound lane between Southridge Dr. to I-430

Traffic will be controlled with signage and traffic cones. Drivers should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ARDOT.gov. You can also follow us on Twitter @myARDOT.

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