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story.lead_photo.caption FILE — Traffic flows along Interstate 630 in Little Rock as construction crews work on a widening project in this Jan. 4, file photo. ( Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Thomas Metthe)

Work on an $87.4 million project to widen a section of Interstate 630 in west Little Rock will require closing a lane all weekend, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.

The eastbound outside lane near the ramp from Baptist Health Drive to I-630 will be closed starting at 8 p.m. today and continuing until 6 a.m. Monday.

In addition, the eastbound on-ramp at the location will be closed periodically for 15-minute increments to allow new pavement to be put down. Allowances will be made for emergency vehicles needing to access the on-ramp, the department said.

Traffic will be controlled using signs and barrels. Delays may occur, according to the department, which suggested motorists consider other routes.

The work is part of a project to widen a 2.2-mile section of I-630 between South University Avenue and Baptist Health Drive to eight lanes from six. The project is estimated to be complete in early 2020.

Metro on 08/09/2019

Print Headline: TRAFFIC ALERT: I-630 lane to close for weekend in Little Rock


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    August 9, 2019 at 8:36 a.m.

    Was there an article on the current lane closure westbound that's been active for 2 weeks now? Might have missed it, but the whole city is at a standstill between 430 and 530 and it seems like people didn't know to expect it.