LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The highway department is working to prevent future flooding along I-30 in Little Rock. The interstate has flooded twice in the past four years, forcing the highway to close.
Randy Ort with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said after studying the area, they department believes development has shifted drainage along Crooked Creek, and they're now working to make sure it doesn't happen again.
"What we're going to do is a cleaning out of that channel. We're also going to build a small levee between Frontage Road and Crooked Creek to try and protect some of those properties in that area," illustrated Ort.
The department believes this will prevent any future flooding along the interstate in that location, but for now, they don't have a time frame for the project.