Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Information


The Arkansas Department of Transportation reminds drivers to “know before you go” and visit before traveling this Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Extensive highway improvements continue through the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in your holiday travel, ARDOT has been working hard to open as many lanes as possible. Still, travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to increased traffic volume.

The American Automobile Association predicts that more than 54 million Americans, nearly 5% more than last year, will travel more than 50 miles from home between Wednesday November 21 and Sunday, November 25.

To help motorists find ways around accidents and work zone backups on Interstates, ARDOT has an Alternate Routes feature on It displays linkages between the Interstate corridors and secondary routes that motorists may consider when travel is delayed. You can also follow us on Twitter @myARDOT.

Below is a list of closures on Arkansas’ Primary Highway Network during the holiday weekend. Motorists are encouraged to look at to find closures that are on secondary and low traffic volume routes.

Route County City Mile Marker Distance Lanes Closed Time
I-555 Poinsett Trumann 23-24 1 mile Southbound 24 hours
I-530 Jefferson Pine Bluff 39-46 7 miles Both Northbound 24 hours
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