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story.lead_photo.caption This image from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department shows scheduled detours for next week as crews continue work on the Interstate 430/630 (Big Rock) interchange.

Two projects on Interstate 630 — one at the Interstate 430 interchange and another farther east — will cause detours and lane closures next week.

Overnight construction on the Big Rock Interchange at Interstate 430 and I-630 will require a new detour, the Arkansas Department and Transportation Department has said.

Officials say southbound Interstate 430 drivers wanting to go west on Financial Centre Parkway or east on Interstate 630 will be detoured to Shackleford Road, exit 5. Drivers who want to access Financial Centre Parkway will turn right on Shackleford Road, and then turn left on Hermitage Road or left on Financial Centre Parkway, officials said.

Drivers who to access Interstate 630 will turn left at the exit, cross the Shackleford Road overpass and enter Interstate 430 northbound to get to Interstate 630, officials say.

The Highway Department said the outside, southbound lane of Interstate 430 will also be closed because of work on the interchange.

The detour and lane closure, in place so that crews to paint steel girders above the traffic lanes, will run from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. each night from Sunday through Friday, weather permitting.

Officials say this is the second part of month-long construction work on the interchange. The Highway Department says additional detours and lane closures will be necessary, and the department will keep drivers updated.

The department also said improvements to I-630 between Chester Street and Fair Park Boulevard will cause three lane closures next week.

Officials say the westbound, outside lane will be closed Monday; the westbound, inside lane will be closed Tuesday; and the eastbound, inside lane will be closed Wednesday. Each lane closure will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather permitting.

The department said the closures are to allow crews to repair the shoulders of the interstate and test the pavement. Warnings signs, cones and barrels will be used in the area to control traffic flow.


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