Construction of a new overpass bridge for Grimsley Road in Springdale will require a traffic shift onto a temporary road that has been constructed west of Willis Shaw Elementary School, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.
Construction of about four miles of the new four-lane U.S. 412 northern bypass from Interstate 49 to Arkansas 112 will require the relocation of traffic on Miller and Grimsley roads to a temporary road to the west and adjacent to the school beginning Sunday, weather permitting.
The temporary road begins north of Bridgegate Avenue and extends about 0.3 mile to the north, the department said.
The traffic shift will affect school traffic. A driveway has been constructed from the detour road to the school's front parking lot, the department said. School traffic queuing for child pickup will continue as normal. Traffic will be controlled using barrels, traffic barriers and warning signs.
This configuration is expected to continue until the West Miller Road bridge over the new bypass is complete.
The $100.6 million bypass project will provide a principal east-west route north of the Springdale metropolitan area, the department said.
Metro on 08/22/2015