The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) reminds drivers to “know before you go” and visit IDriveArkansas.com before traveling during the July 4th holiday, according to a news release.


Extensive highway work continues through the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in one’s 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.


Overall travel volume for the holiday is expected to rise 4.1% over last year, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). The AAA predicts that more than 41 million Americans will travel by automobile between Wednesday, July 3, and Sunday, July 7.


Closures on interstates include I-530 in Jefferson County, one lane both directions, 24 hours between mile markers 35-46 for 11 miles.


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 Twitter @myARDOT.