The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has announced work that will require lane closures on Interstate 40 in St. Francis and Lonoke counties.
Work on I-40 in St. Francis County will require a lane closure and diversion next week, highway officials have said.
Crews reconstructing eight miles of I-40 from Forrest City eastward will close an eastbound lane starting at 8 p.m. Sunday until the project is complete, the department said.
All westbound traffic will be funneled into a single lane Monday morning as crews remove a barrier wall and complete crossover construction, highway officials said. That work is expected to take one week, the department said.
Highway crews plan to shift all traffic to one lane in each direction starting Sept. 23. The project is part of a program begun in 2011 to improve 455 miles of Arkansas' interstates, set to be complete in late 2014.
Meanwhile, bridge repairs on the North Bankhead Drive overpass over I-40 in Carlisle will require a lane closure, highway officials said.
The westbound, inside lane between mile markers 182 and 184 will shut between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, the department said.