LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- For the third time this summer, motorists that use the Big Rock Interchange (I-430/I-630) in Little Rock are being asked to alter their travel routine as workers prepare for seven shifts on the I-430 lanes over a 20-day period.
This phase of lane shifting will have the longest duration and most significant impacts of any phase thus far. Work will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 19 and continue around the clock (24 hours-a-day), weather permitting, for the entire 20-day period.
"Motorists have done a great job of listening to the warnings and adjusting to the changing traffic patterns this summer, and we appreciate everyone's cooperation," said Scott Bennett, Director of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD). "Once again we need people to heed the warnings and prepare for 20 days of heavy construction activity beginning on July 19."
Delays are expected during the seven lane-shift phases as a combination of lane closures involving one to two of the I-430 lanes will occur. Message boards, detours and advisory speeds will be posted throughout the interchange area.
"I can't stress enough that motorists need to plan ahead for these 20 days of work," added Bennett. "Don't get caught off guard on July 19."
This phase of work includes hanging steel beams across the I-430 lanes for construction of the flyovers.
For more information go to www.arkansashighways.com.