Drivers Reminded to Check IDriveArkansas Website Before Hitting the Road this Weekend

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LITTLE ROCK, AR (News release) – The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) reminds drivers to visit before traveling during the holidays.

Extensive highway improvements continue in the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in your holiday travel, AHTD has been working hard to open as many lanes as possible. Still, travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to increased traffic volume.

AAA says gasoline should be around $1 cheaper this Memorial Day. With more money in their pockets thanks to lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel for Memorial Day, the most since 2005.

To help motorists find ways around accidents and work zone backups on Interstates, AHTD has an Alternate Routes feature at It displays linkages between the interstate corridors and secondary routes that motorists may consider when travel is delayed. We also provide updated information on Twitter @AHTD.

Below is a list of Arkansas’ major lane closures during the holiday:
  • I-40: West Memphis, mile marker 277-282, one lane closed for 5 miles in both directions
  • I-430: Little Rock, mile marker 5-6, one southbound lane closed for 1 mile
  • I-530: Pulaski/Saline counties, mile marker 1-9, one lane closed for 8 miles in both directions
  • U.S. 67: Bald Knob, mile marker 50-55, one lane closed for 5 miles in both directions

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