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This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

October 29: Live Entertainment!
Joint Venture Improv Comedy Group at The Joint

October 29: Ristorante Capeo weekly dinners inlcude Chicken Cacciatore plus the Chicken and Mushroom Risotto of the Week.

October 30: Live Entertainment!
Singer/Songwriter Heather Smith Patio Show at Crush Wine Bar
Pow Wow Launch Party at The Joint

Pavement research will require lane closures on I-30

Pavement research will require lane closures on I-30

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) Pavement research will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be taking geo-technical samples on Interstate 30. The work will require closing the eastbound and westbound outside lanes between Geyer Springs Road and 65th Street (mile markers 133-135). Work will begin on the eastbound lane and then move to the westbound lane.

The lane closures will be Tuesday, October 14th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

AHTD to hold public meetings on statewide high-speed rail plan

AHTD to hold public meetings on statewide high-speed rail plan

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) -- The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will hold a series of public meetings on Tuesday, October 14th, Wednesday, October 15th, and Thursday, October 16th, between 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The purpose is to seek input about a new statewide rail plan and the possibility of extending high-speed passenger rail service.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Eugene Woods Civic Center

212 West Polk Street

West Memphis, AR

 

Wednesday, Oct, 15, 2014

UA – Monticello

Gibson University Center (Capitol Room)

Monticello, AR

 

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014

5210 Crossroads Parkway

Texarkana, AR

Bridge inspections will require lane closures on Highway 365

Bridge inspections will require lane closures on Highway 365

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Routine bridge inspections will require lane closures on Highway 365 in Pulaski County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will inspect the bridge over Palarm Creek, northwest of Maumelle. The work will reduce traffic to one lane. This bridge was constructed in 1955. It is 171 feet in length and 32 feet in width.

Crews will also inspect the bridge over Parkway Drive and the railroad tracks on Highway 365 (MacArthur Drive) in North Little Rock. The work will reduce traffic to one lane. This bridge was constructed in 1941. It is 573 feet in length and 36 feet in width.

The lane closure over Palarm Creeek will be Tuesday, October 7th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting.

The lane closure over Parkway Drive will be Wednesday, October 8th and Thursday, October 9th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Uber execs present their case to Little Rock directors

Uber execs present their case to Little Rock directors


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- For the first time since the Uber debate came to Little Rock, executives with the ride sharing startup were in town presenting to the city's board of directors.

"The residents and visitors have spoken very loud and clear that they would like Uber to be brought to Little Rock," said Uber Senior Public Policy Associate Dave Barmore. "I'm encouraged to be talking with you to see how we can make that happen."

Barmore told directors Uber is not a taxi service, but rather a technology startup matching ride seekers with nearby drivers looking to make some extra cash. "There is a strict vetting process in place to make sure that these drivers are safe and this process includes a nationally approved background check vendor," he added. "A lot of them are just residents looking to make some extra money on the weekend."

Main Street to close between Third and Fourth streets

Main Street to close between Third and Fourth streets


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - If you take Main Street through downtown Little Rock, you'll have to make other arrangements starting later this week.

Starting Wednesday at 7 a.m., Main Street between Third and Fourth streets will be closed for at least 3 weeks.

The city says the closure is needed to continue progress on the Main Street 'Creative Corridor'.

The 300 block of Main Street will be one of the gateways to the Creative Corridor, featuring a plaza with rain and light gardens.


CATA looking to increase low ridership

CATA looking to increase low ridership


LITTLE ROCK, Ark (KTHV) - Fewer people are riding the bus in Central Arkansas. The Central Arkansas Transit Authority says they're down 5 percent in ridership from last year, saying the decrease came at the hands of this winter's weather.

"When it comes to level of investment in our system we're not at the top," said CATA executive director Jarod Varner.

In a day and age when there are more cars than people in the world the novel idea of public transportation can often be overlooked, and Varner wants to change that.

"I think there's room, much room for improvement when it comes to the service area as well as the frequency of service," he said.

Varner has had to implement cost saving measures that include lower fuel rates and fewer employee benefits to make up for the decrease in ridership.

"It comes at a time that we're being very introspective," he continued.