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Arkansas Department of Transportation announces temporary closure of I-40

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Pulaski County, Arkansas – On Monday, The Arkansas Department of Transportation announced that this weekend, Interstate-40 eastbound will experience a full closure.

The closure is happening due to ramp construction work at the I-30/I-40 interchange in North Little Rock, according to a release from ARDOT.

Weather permitting, I-40 eastbound will be closed from 10 p.m. on Friday, August 19 until 5 a.m. on Monday, August 22.

According to ARDOT, a new ramp is being constructed in the north terminal for traffic traveling from I-30 eastbound to I-40 eastbound.

The weekend closure will allow crews to hang steel girders over I-40 lanes for the new flyover ramp.

Due to the closure, I-40 eastbound traffic will detour to I-430 south at the at the I-40/430 interchange (Exit 147). Traffic will proceed south to the I-430/30 interchange and take I-30 east (Exit 129A). Traffic will continue on I-30 east to I-440 east (Exit 138A). Traffic will then return to I-40 at the I-440/40 interchange (Exit 11).

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