Depending on the weather, traffic on I-30 will be experiencing daily lane closures in the region through at least June of next year as construction crews from Redstone Construction Group, Inc. work to complete the $39 million plus project they were awarded last year.
According to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT), Redstone was awarded the contract in September for the I-30 project in Hempstead, Nevada and Clark Counties. Redstone won the bid for the project for $39, 017, 512.83. The project is projected to be “substantially” completed in June 2020.
ARDOT said Redstone will be milling and overlaying 19.3 miles of I-30, rehabilitating shoulders and bridge rehabilitation on 12 interstate bridges and four overpass bridges.
The lane closures are beginning west of Highway 299 (Exit 36) overpass and continue east, leaving just one open lane on the eastbound side. The closures will begin at 8 p.m. each night and last until 10 a.m. the following morning each day, seven days a week as crews erect safety platforms from the Exit 36 to Exit 46. Once they have completed eastbound they will continue the process back westbound I-30.
Expect heavier traffic in towns that are along I-30 as traffic seeks a way around.
ARDOT advises drivers through the area to exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ARDOT.gov. You can also follow us on Twitter @myARDOT.