LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to “know before you go” and visit IDriveArkansas.com before traveling during this end of the year holiday, according to a news release.
Extensive highway improvements continue through the state. With those improvements come work zones. 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.
The American Automobile Association predicts that more than one-third of Americans, a record-breaking 112.5 million, will travel more than 50 miles from home between Saturday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Jan. 1.
To help motorists find ways around accidents and work zone backups on Interstates, ARDOT has an Alternate Routes feature on IDriveArkansas.com. It displays linkages between the Interstate corridors and secondary routes that motorists may consider when travel is delayed. You can also follow us on Twitter @myARDOT.
Below is a list of closures on Arkansas’ Primary Highway Network during the holiday weekend. Motorists are encouraged to look at IDriveArkansas.com to find closures that are on secondary and low traffic volume routes.I-530, Jefferson County, mile markers 35 to 43, eight miles, one lane closed in each direction, 24 hours daily.Highway 67, Randolph County, mile markers 7 to 8, both northbound lanes, 24 hours daily.Highway 331, Pope Co/unty, mile marker 0.0 to .25, one-quarter of a mile all lanes, 24 hours daily.