Motorists urged to use caution during July 4th holiday travels

Motorists urged to use caution during July 4th holiday travels

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials urge motorists to use extra care and attention when driving through highway work zones during the July 4th holiday.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials urge motorists to use extra care and attention when driving through highway work zones during the July 4th holiday.

Several locations on Arkansas' interstates will be reduced to one lane or have closed shoulders where construction zones are located.

"Travelers should stay alert and plan ahead for possible delays," AHTD Director Scott Bennett said. "Motorists traveling on the Interstates during the July 4th holiday should be prepared for additional traffic throughout the day. Keeping distractions to a minimum and following all roadside signage instructions will help travelers arrive safely at their destination."

Bennett urges travelers to visit the Department's website and click on the "Know the REDZones" icon. The site will highlight areas with significantly reduced capacity during highway construction projects.

"We want travelers to be aware of these REDZones and to consider alternate routes, when available, before they get into the construction area," Bennett said.

4th of July lane closures

Interstate 30
Hot Spring County
Social Hill
Mile marker 92 - 98
6 miles
Both directions

Interstate 40
Prairie County
White River
Mile marker 198 - 205
7 miles
Both directions

Interstate 245
Miller Texarkana
Mile marker 6 - 8
1.5 miles
Both directions

Interstate 530
Grant/Jefferson
Redfield
Mile marker 16 - 24
8 miles
Both directions

In addition to these locations, construction zones will be in place during the holiday at the Interchange of 430/630 in Little Rock, on Interstate 40 south of Conway and on Interstate 30 near Texarkana. No lane closures are in place at these locations but motorists should exercise caution when traveling through the work area.

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