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LITTLE ROCK — Travelers will come across 28 miles of lane closures on major Arkansas roads during the forthcoming Christmas season.

The state Highway and Transportation Department said Friday that the longest restriction will be along eight miles of Interstate 530 from Little Rock to near the Sheridan exit.

Interstate 40 will have lane restrictions in both directions for five miles near West Memphis, for five miles in eastbound lanes near Brinkley, and four miles in both directions near Russellville.

Interstate 430 has one southbound lane blocked for a mile in southwest Little Rock, and U.S. 67 near Bald Knob will be down to one lane in each direction around Bald Knob.

The highway department's website,, has added an alternate routes feature to help drivers bypass work areas.

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  • tenpoint
    December 19, 2014 at 10:47 a.m.

    why is arkansas working on roads all of the time no other state is doing this? The people over the highway must not be qualified for the job

  • HawgFan
    December 19, 2014 at 12:41 p.m.

    tenpoint... So you know, for a fact and can prove it, that none of the other 49 states have ongoing maintenance and construction projects?? I doubt it.

    December 19, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.

    What is happening with State Highways in the Metro
    Little Rock Area? The Interstate system is full of cracks, holes and unevenly patched areas. Highway 10 (Cantrell) is rough with holes and cracks. Pike Ave in North Little Rock is a disaster - the highway department scaped about 2 inches off the top, making the remaining road bed even rougher.
    What happened to the billion dollar bond issue that was to repair the aforementioned problems?

  • HawgFan
    December 19, 2014 at 3:20 p.m.

    KARON... the billion dollar bond issue that you are referring to is for Interstate rehabilitation, neither of the areas you described are Interstates.