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Work starts on I-40 widening project between NLR, Conway

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published April 24, 2012 at 6:53 a.m. Updated April 24, 2012 at 12:42 p.m.

— Interstate 40 between Little Rock and Conway is being widened to six lanes, and state highway officials say the work will take years to complete.

The 23-mile project will cost nearly $135 million. The first phase of 8 miles on the Conway end is already under construction.

Officials say most of the work will take place in the median, which won’t require lane closures.

Some temporary lane closures will take place as crews replace bridges along the route near Lake Conway and U.S. 64 in Conway. But officials say the highway will sustain four lanes of traffic almost all the time, with lane shifts moving the traffic away from the work areas.

Highway officials are asking drivers to slow down and be attentive in construction zones.

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jeeper360 says... April 24, 2012 at 7:53 a.m.

"The highway is being widened to six lanes between the U.S. Highway 64 interchange in Conway and the Interstate 430 interchange near North Little Rock. "
WRONG- It is being widened from U.S. Highway 65 to Interstate 430. You are 2 miles off.

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BILLYGOAT says... April 24, 2012 at 11:42 a.m.

Begin typing here...Actually it starts at the Hwy 65 Interchange, not Hwy 64, and work started several weeks ago.

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hawgfans9 says... April 24, 2012 at 11:53 a.m.

How about 540 between Fayetteville and Bentonville? We are stuck on a giant parking lot daily during prime commute times. Four lanes just does not cut it!

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SoonerHawg says... April 24, 2012 at 12:14 p.m.

"Work STARTS"....? What the heck has all the construction been about for the last umpteen years?

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