I-40 travel to improve tonight — temporarily | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I-40 travel to improve tonight — temporarily

Posted By on Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 10:19 AM

I-40 NEAR CACHE RIVER: All open starting tonight. But next year ...
  • I-40 NEAR CACHE RIVER: All open starting tonight. But next year ...

Experienced some traffic slowdowns on Interstate 40 lately?

Sure you have if you've been on the freeway west of Brinkley. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department started work in September on a $56-million project to improve the road from the Cache River bridge 10 miles west. This has required lane closures in both directions. Closures will be lifted tonight and all four lanes will be open through the holiday season. But, by way of fair warning, said David Nilles of the Highway Department:

Our staff has been monitoring the situation this week and is meeting today to discuss ways to improve traffic flow through the area when work resumes.

In January, the lane closures will return in that area. Again, there will be one lane closed in each direction. The closures are expected to remain in place through mid 2013. We are advising motorists to plan ahead and consider using alternate routes through the Cache River area. Possible routes include U.S. Highways 70 and 79 south of Interstate 40, and U.S. Highways 67 and 64 north of the Interstate.

We are looking at ways to reduce delay times when the closures return in January. Discussions are underway now.

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