|Updated: 8/07/2012 5:43 pm
||Published: 8/07/2012 5:36 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - If you think road construction in Arkansas is congested enough, just wait. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department announcing Tuesday the amount of work on our interstates isn't going to slow down.
The most visible sign of a state using its transportation dollars is the Big Rock interchange in west Little Rock.
But if you venture outside the city you find construction on Interstate 40 towards Conway, a project to widen the road from 4 to 6 lanes.
"What you're seeing on the interstate system in the state right now is really just the beginning," AHTD director Scott Bennett says.
The highway commission today approving the department's four year construction plan.
Bennett says the first bonds, approved by voters last fall, will be issued later this month for even more projects.
In central Arkansas, I-40, I-30, I-440 and I-630 near downtown are targeted for work.
"Construction is really going to pick up on the interstate system in the next few years," Bennett says.
Which will likely slow you down in more places. But Bennett says drivers aim to benefit.
"At the end of this program we should have the best interstate highway system in the country," he says.