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AHTD will hold public meetings over I-30, I-40 expansion

AHTD will hold public meetings over I-30, I-40 expansion

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will hold Public Involvement Meetings in Pulaski County to discuss plans to widen Interstates 30 and 40.

The construction work will widen and reconstruct Interstates 30 and 40 between Interstate 530 in Little Rock and U.S. Highway 67 in North Little Rock. It includes a new bridge over the Arkansas River.

The meetings will be held at the following locations:

Tuesday, August 12th

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce
(Bank of the Ozarks Conference Center)
100 Main St.
North Little Rock, AR

Thursday, August 14th

Comfort Inn & Suites Presidential
(Cash/Campbell Ballroom)
707 Interstate 30
Little Rock, AR

Ramp closures planned for I-530 in Pulaski County

Ramp closures planned for I-530 in Pulaski County

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Improvements along Interstate 530 northbound require interchange ramp closures in southern Pulaski County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will resurface the I-530 northbound interchange ramps at Exit 15 in Hensley and Exit 12 in Woodson. The work will require closing each ramp for approximately one hour as it’s being resurfaced.   

The work will take place Friday, June 6th between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Crews will begin at the Hensley interchange. Once it is complete, they will begin working at the Woodson interchange. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Trouble enforcing texting while driving law in Arkansas

Trouble enforcing texting while driving law in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - For years, we've seen public service announcements about texting while driving, but are people really getting the message? One student says, "I mean they're sad. You know, it's emotional. I just feel I've seen so many that you think it just won't happen."

THV11 News sat down with six teenage students at Sylvan High School in Sherwood, Arkansas. They admit, texting and driving is a big temptation for teenagers like themselves. "I don't do it all the time but sometimes I do text and drive and I admit that it is dangerous," Antonius Russell says.

WATCH STORY: http://on.kthv.com/PAhkKz

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 71 percent of teens and young people say they have sent text messages while driving and 78 percent of them have read a text message while driving.

Arkansas panel OKs projects for Pulaski Co. roads

Arkansas panel OKs projects for Pulaski Co. roads

MAUMELLE, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for improvements to two busy roadways in central Arkansas.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department announced Tuesday that the commission awarded a $2.1 million contract to resurface 6.2 miles of Maumelle Boulevard in Maumelle. The work will extend west from Interstate 430 to Murphy Drive.

The commission also awarded a $267,000 contract to resurface nearly 1 mile of McCain Boulevard in North Little Rock. The work will extend east from North Hills Boulevard to U.S. 67.

Work on both projects is expected to begin in the next two to four weeks. The North Little Rock project is expected to be complete this spring with the Maumelle project wrapping up this fall.

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Expect delays Monday on Highway 440

Expect delays Monday on Highway 440

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – A routine bridge inspection will require a lane closure on Highway 440 in Pulaski County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will inspect a bridge located over Ink Bayou. That’s located 1.5 miles north of Interstate 40. The work will require closing the Highway 440 westbound outside lane between mile markers 12 and 13.

The lane closure will be Monday, April 7th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Fly nonstop from Little Rock to New York City

Fly nonstop from Little Rock to New York City

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BHCNA) – Arkansans can now fly nonstop from Little Rock to New York City. Beginning today, American Airlines is offering daily service from Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport to LaGuardia Airport. The 3 1⁄2 hour flight is scheduled to depart at 6:30am with return service planned for arrival in Little Rock at approximately 9:30pm.

Meeting scheduled to update AHTD bicycle, pedestrian plan

Meeting scheduled to update AHTD bicycle, pedestrian plan

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has announced it will hold a series of Public Involvement Meetings across the state to obtain input from the public as it works to update the Arkansas State Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan.

The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 1st, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Legends Room of the Jack Stephens Center (UALR Trojans basketball arena) on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A formal presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m. and will focus on Central Arkansas issues.

The second meeting will be held on Thursday, April 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Sam’s Club Community Room of the Arvest Ballpark (enter through front gate) in Springdale. A formal presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m. and will focus on West and Northwest Arkansas issues.