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Arkansas drivers urged to use IDriveArkansas.com for travel information

Arkansas drivers urged to use IDriveArkansas.com for travel information

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AHTD) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) reminds drivers to visit IDriveArkansas.com before hitting the road this Thanksgiving holiday.

Extensive highway improvements are underway in the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in your holiday travel, AHTD has been working hard to open as many lanes as possible.

Still, with many ongoing improvements, travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to an increased volume of traffic.

Drivers are urged to plan ahead by visiting IDriveArkansas.com for the latest travel information. The new website includes live traffic flow, weather information, and details on construction zones.  Travelers can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Testing will close lanes on I-40 in Pulaski County

Testing will close lanes on I-40 in Pulaski County

LITTLE ROCK (11-15) – Testing will require a lane closure on Interstate 40 in Pulaski County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be taking samples from Interstate 40 in preparation of its widening and modifications to the Interstate 40/430 Interchange. Bids for this project are scheduled for summer 2014.

The preparation work will require closing the Interstate 40 westbound outside lane extending from Highway 365 at Morgan to just east of the Interstate 40/430 Interchange.

The lane will be closed Monday, November 18th between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Saturday, September 14, 6-10pm, enjoy a night of delicious Latin food, wonderful atmosphere, live salsa music, and even better company!

Featuring food vendors from Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia, Columbia & Nicaragua. It all happens at the Argenta Farmers Market Plaza, 520 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown NLR.

Clinton Airport expects more passengers for holiday travel

Clinton Airport expects more passengers for holiday travel

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (June 28, 2012) – The state’s largest airport will be busy during this July 4th Holiday Period.  Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is expecting that more than 38,000 passengers will use the airport during a six day stretch beginning June 30 through July 5.

Airlines serving Clinton National Airport plan to handle 38,190 passengers during the holiday span.  That number is up 4.05% from the July 4 period last year when 36,705 passengers used the airport. Since January 1, passenger traffic at Clinton National remains 10 percent higher as compared to 2011.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Checkpoint opens at 4:30 each morning.  Airlines recommend that those traveling arrive 90 minutes before their domestic flight.

TSA reminds passengers to remember the 3-1-1 rule for carrying liquids, gels and aerosols through the checkpoint:

Know the 'RED Zones' in your area

Know the 'RED Zones' in your area

RED Zones are Arkansas highway projects that have significantly reduced capacity that can lead to travel delays. Find them under the Know the RED Zones icon at www.ArkansasHighways.com.

Motorists are encouraged to Know the RED Zones and plan trips accordingly. Drivers can help reduce congestion through these areas by considering alternate routes or changing their time of travel.

Truckers can find information for weight restricted bridges and highways on alternate routes under the RED Zones icon.

Whether you drive through the RED Zones or opt to use an alternate route, follow the tips below.

RED Zone Travel Tips

Stop speeding before it stops you

 Stop speeding before it stops you

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 13,000 lives were lost across America in speeding-related traffic crashes during 2005.

NHTSA considers a crash to be speeding-related if the driver was charged with a speeding-related offense, or if the responding officer indicates that the driver was driving too fast for conditions at the time or was exceeding the posted speed limit.  In 2005, speeding was a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes nationally.

“Even one life lost to speeding is one too many,” said Lt.

AHTD distributes free state highway maps

AHTD distributes free state highway maps

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The 2011 Arkansas State Highway Map is now available from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), according to AHTD Director Dan Flowers.

The maps may be obtained at no charge from any of the Highway Department’s District Headquarters and at all Arkansas Welcome Centers.  They are also available at the AHTD Central Office at 10324 Interstate 30 in Little Rock, by phone at 501-569-2444 or online at www.arkansashighways.com.  To request one by mail, the address is AHTD, Map Sales Section, P.O.