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Work to close lanes on Arkansas highway, Kentucky bridge

Work on Arkansas Highway 70 will require lane closures in Garland and Saline counties between Hot Springs and Interstate 30.

The Trucker News Services

3/11/2014

A highway in Arkansas and a bridge in Kentucky are going to be down a lane or two in the coming days, weeks.

Work on Arkansas Highway 70 will require lane closures in Garland and Saline counties between Hot Springs and Interstate 30.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department says crews will be performing drilling and sampling in preparation for widening Highway 70 and the closures will be weekdays — starting Tuesday and continuing through Thursday, March 20 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather permitting

Traffic will be controlled using cones and flaggers.

Eastbound lanes will be the first to be closed — from just east of the Hot Springs Bypass to I-30. Once drilling and sampling is complete on the eastbound lane, crews will perform work on the westbound lane, beginning at I-30 and moving westward toward Hot Springs.

Travel over a bridge in Nicholas County, Ky., will be restricted to one lane as contractors resurface it, beginning next week and likely continuing for several weeks.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the bridge on Kentucky 386 over McBride Creek southwest of Carlisle will have deteriorated concrete removed from the surface and replaced with a new concrete overlay.

Traffic will be controlled by temporary signals.

The work is being done under a contract amounting to about $137,000 awarded to M&M Services Co. Inc.

The cabinet says the work is expected to start next week and continue through April or until the project is complete.

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