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Pavement research will require a lane closure on Interstate 630

Pavement research will require a lane closure on Interstate 630

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Pavement research will require overnight lane closures on Interstate 630 in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be taking core samples from Interstate 630 between Baptist Health and University Avenue.  The work will require a rolling overnight closure of the eastbound outside lane of Interstate 630 within the work zone.

The lane closure will be Monday night, October 6th through Tuesday morning, October 7th, between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

This project is part of AHTD’s Connecting Arkansas Program. More information on this project is available at ConnectingArkansasProgram.com.

Research work will require a lane closure on I-30

Research work will require a lane closure on I-30

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Research work will require a lane closure on Interstate 30 in southern Saline County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The work will require closing the westbound outside lane. The lane closure will extend west from the Interstate 30/Highway 70 Interchange to just east of the Hot Spring County line.   

The lane closures will be Monday, September 29th through Wednesday, October 1st, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Uber execs present their case to Little Rock directors

Uber execs present their case to Little Rock directors


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- For the first time since the Uber debate came to Little Rock, executives with the ride sharing startup were in town presenting to the city's board of directors.

"The residents and visitors have spoken very loud and clear that they would like Uber to be brought to Little Rock," said Uber Senior Public Policy Associate Dave Barmore. "I'm encouraged to be talking with you to see how we can make that happen."

Barmore told directors Uber is not a taxi service, but rather a technology startup matching ride seekers with nearby drivers looking to make some extra cash. "There is a strict vetting process in place to make sure that these drivers are safe and this process includes a nationally approved background check vendor," he added. "A lot of them are just residents looking to make some extra money on the weekend."

Interstate 630 pavement research will require weekend lane closures

Interstate 630 pavement research will require weekend lane closures

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Interstate 630 pavement research will require weekend lane closures in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews are taking pavement samples on the outside lanes of Interstate 630 between the Baptist Health exit and University Avenue. The work will reduce eastbound and westbound traffic to two lanes in the work zone.

The lane closures will be Saturday, September 20th and Sunday, September 21st, between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

The work is being conducted to prepare for the proposed widening I-630 between Baptist Hospital and University Avenue. This project is part of AHTD’s Connecting Arkansas Program. More information on this project is available at ConnectingArkansasProgram.com

Main Street to close between Third and Fourth streets

Main Street to close between Third and Fourth streets


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - If you take Main Street through downtown Little Rock, you'll have to make other arrangements starting later this week.

Starting Wednesday at 7 a.m., Main Street between Third and Fourth streets will be closed for at least 3 weeks.

The city says the closure is needed to continue progress on the Main Street 'Creative Corridor'.

The 300 block of Main Street will be one of the gateways to the Creative Corridor, featuring a plaza with rain and light gardens.


Public meeting scheduled for Dorado Beach Drive improvements

Public meeting scheduled for Dorado Beach Drive improvements

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Little Rock) - A public meeting will be held to discuss plans for improvements on Dorado Beach Drive.  The meeting will be held at the Asbury United Methodist Church located at 1700 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock, Ark. on Monday, Sept. 8 at 5:30 p.m. This project is located in Ward 5.

The project will consist of the installation of a larger pipe crossing at the ditch located at approximately 1605 Dorado Beach Drive.

Representatives from Public Works Department Civil Engineering Division and the project engineer will be present to discuss the project and to receive public input.

(Source: City of Little Rock)

Little Rock already preparing for winter weather

Little Rock already preparing for winter weather


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)— On Tuesday night, the Little Rock board of directors approved a plan that will bring two new salt storage facilities to the city.

The city says the compounds will quicken response times when bad weather hits, and will also keep salt more readily available for road crews. It's in an effort to prevent problems like they saw this past winter.

"We have been in some serious discussions [about what to do this winter] already," said Little Rock Public Works coordinator Mark Jacobi.

Jacobi says the city has plans to add four more plows to its snow-fighting fleet as well.

"[It] kind of helps us in our initial response time - it also helps the drivers have closer turnaround times to the materials to refill their trucks," Jacobi elaborated.