LITTLE ROCK, Ark — Construction to widen I-630 requires weekend lane closures in Little Rock, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Weather permitting, crews will close the inside and middle lanes of eastbound and westbound I-630 between Baptist Health Drive (Exit 7) and University Avenue (Exit 5) to allow work in the main lanes. 

This work will occur Friday night, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. through Monday morning, Feb.17, at 6 a.m.

The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zone. Traffic will be controlled using signage and barrels. Neighborhoods adjacent to the interstate may experience noise impacts during nighttime hours.

This project is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program, which is funded through a 10-year, half-cent sales tax. 

I-630 is being widened to four lanes in each direction (eight total) for 2.2 miles between the Big Rock Interchange and University Avenue. The widening is estimated to be complete in early 2020.

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