The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) reminds drivers to “know before you go” and visit IDriveArkansas.com before traveling the Memorial Day weekend.
The American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts that more than 41.5 million Americans, nearly 5 percent more than last year, will travel more than 50 miles from home.
“To aid in your holiday travel, ARDOT has been working hard to open as many lanes as possible. Still, travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to increased traffic volume,” according to a news release.
ARDOT offers a list of closures on Arkansas’ Primary Highway Network during the holiday weekend. Locally, the closures include Interstate 530, mile markers 41-46 at Pine Bluff, for 5 miles both northbound lanes for 24 hours.
Motorists are encouraged to look at IDriveArkansas.com to find closures that are on secondary and low traffic volume routes.
To help motorists find ways around accidents and work zone backups on interstates, ARDOT has an Alternate Routes feature on IDriveArkansas.com. It displays links between the interstate corridors and secondary routes that motorists may consider when travel is delayed. Drivers can also follow on Twitter @myARDOT.