Little Rock interchange to be big trouble for 3 weeks
Truckers can expect delays for 20 days beginning Thursday as workers hang beams across the lanes of I-430 in west Little Rock. I-430 is a connector between I-40 and I-30 for truckers.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Traffic on Interstate 430 in western Little Rock will be heavily impacted during a 20-day period beginning Thursday as construction crews work 24 hours a day hanging beams for the new I-430/I-630 interchange.
I-430 is the major connector for trucks between I-40 north of Little Rock and I-30 in southwest Little Rock.
The work, which will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday weather permitting, will require a series of seven lane shifts on the I-430 lanes during the 20-day period. Each lane shift could have I-430 lanes reduced to one lane for up to 24 hours.
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This phase of work includes the longest duration of lane shifts and the most significant impacts to motorists thus far in the project, according to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. Message boards, detours and advisory speeds will be posted throughout the interchange area.
The most significant impact during this phase will affect drivers who travel I-430 South through the interchange area. Southbound motorists currently have three travel lanes under the Rodney Parham Road overpass, but that will be reduced to two lanes beginning Thursday morning. Because of the reduction of lanes on I-430, delays will likely develop for drivers that access I-430 South by way of the Rodney Parham Road on-ramp.
Any trucker needing to access I-30 from I-40 and wishing to avoid the construction can take I-40 into North Little Rock to connect with I-30.
Any trucker wishing to access I-40 from I-30 and wishing to avoid the construction can take I-30 through Little Rock and connect with I-40 in North Little Rock.
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