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New restrictions at I-630/I-430 begin today

By Gavin Lesnick

This article was published November 13, 2012 at 6:32 a.m.

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Crews work Tuesday off Financial Centre Parkway in west Little Rock. The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department warned motorists that construction on the new I-630/I-430 interchange would limit Financial Centre Parkway and Shackleford Road to a single lane in each direction at times this week.

Delays expected as I-430/I-630 work continues

The Arkansas Department of Highway and Transportation says delays are likely with temporary lane closures planned through Friday on Shackleford Road and Financial Centre Parkway in Little Rock. (By Gavin Lesnick)
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This map released by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department shows lane closures set this week for Shackleford Road and Financial Cen...

— New restrictions are to begin Tuesday and last through Friday at the $124 million Big Rock Interchange project at Interstates 430 and 630 in west Little Rock.

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said temporary lane closures will be in effect between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day on Financial Centre Parkway and Shackleford Road.

The work at times will allow only one lane to be open in each direction on those roads.

"Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area and identify alternate routes during these four days," the agency said in a statement.

During the closures, crews will work to pave new sections of road that will tie into a future I-630 overpass of Shackleford Road.

The Highway Department said more lane and ramp closures in the area will be announced soon for travel next week.

“Our goal is to have no changes in the traffic pattern through the Big Rock Interchange between Thanksgiving and the end of the year, to minimize any disruption to holiday travel,” Highway Department Director Scott Bennett said in the release. “But to do that, we need to get some work wrapped up. Drivers have done a great job of avoiding the area and using alternative routes when we’ve asked them do so. We hope that continues as we complete this work and get ready for a busy travel season.”

The project is expected to be completed in 2014.

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RBBrittain says... November 13, 2012 at 8:24 a.m.

Well, they're certainly pushing it by squeezing a bunch of lane changes into the week and a half before Thanksgiving. Still not convinced that they won't screw up Black Friday ...

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jeeper360 says... November 13, 2012 at 6:28 p.m.

"Still not convinced that they won't screw up Black Friday ..."

More like Black Thursday now...

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