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Construction means lane closures in Lonoke County, Ark.

The work is part of a $7.8 million contract to build a new interchange.

The Associated Press

11/29/2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas highway officials say construction of the new Interstate 40/Highway 89 interchange will mean lane closures in Lonoke County.

The State Highway and Transportation Department says crews will paint beams on the new Highway 89 bridge over Interstate 40 in Lonoke. Workers will also install a safety platform as they prepare for the demolition of the old Highway 89 bridge.

The work will reduce Interstate 40 westbound traffic to one lane between mile markers 172 and 174 on Tuesday and Wednesday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

It will also reduce Interstate 40 eastbound traffic to one lane between mile markers 171 and 173 Tuesday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The work is part of a $7.8 million contract to build a new interchange.

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