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Work on a $58.5 million project to widen a section of U.S. 412 in Lawrence and Greene counties will require a traffic shift to the new U.S. 412 bypass south of the Greene County community of Light, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

Crews will move traffic onto the bypass around Light on Monday, weather permitting.

While crews are working to complete connecting roads into the Light community from existing U.S. 412, drivers traveling to Light will shift onto the new highway and turn north at Arkansas 228. This travel pattern will be in place until the connector roads into Light are completed in early 2021, the department said.

The agency also announced new stop signs on Arkansas 228 at its intersection with the bypass. Traffic on Arkansas 228 will stop and yield to traffic on the bypass.

The traffic shift will be controlled by traffic barrels, signs and pavement markings, the department said.

The work is part of a project to widen 14.5 miles of U.S. 412 between U.S. 67 in Lawrence County and Arkansas 141 in Greene County to four lane from two in addition to the bypass.

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