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Road Work Ahead on Hwy. 16 & Johnson Exit of I-540

WASHINGTON COUNTY, AR -- The Arkansas Highway Commission has given the green light to two projects in Washington County.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, AR -- Caution, drivers: road work ahead in Washington County. The Arkansas Highway Commission has given the green light to two projects in Washington County.

First up is the Johnson exit off Interstate-540. Crews will widen Johnson Mill Boulevard and add traffic lights and lanes to the highway ramps. According to a press release, this project is part of the 2011 Interstate Rehabilitation Program that will improve 455 miles of Arkansas' Interstates over the next several years. Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. The project should be complete by summer 2014.

Highway 16 will also see some work soon. A new project will widen the road and replace the White River Bridge east of Fayetteville. Crews will also add bike lanes. Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting, according to a press release from the county. The project should be complete by late 2015.

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