Tuesday Traffic Updates and Construction Delays
Northwest Arkansas (KFSM) :
***I-49: The westbound lane is being partially blocked by a two-car accident at the Elm Springs Rd. overpass, according to Springdale Police. Expect major slowdowns in that area.
Fayetteville- Armstrong Ave. – Stone Bridge Road will see delays in construction zones while crews widen State Highway 16 from two lanes to four lanes with sidewalks and bike lanes. Traffic signals will be installed at three intersections. Should be complete by early 2015.
I-49– Slowdowns expected in Washington County as crews work to widen the Johnson Mill Blvd. overpass and access ramps on Interstate 49. This project is expected to be completed later this year.
Hwy 112-Spur will see delays. It’s being widened from two to four lanes. Construction will continue until the end of 2014.
Fayetteville- Weir Rd between Howard Nickell Rd and Salem Rd will be closed through September 16th.
Fayetteville- Spring St between School Ave and West will be closed as well as School Ave between Dickson St and Spring St until June 30th, 2015. A new parking garage is under construction.
Hwy 16– near Porter Rd. will see delays. The project plans to widen portions of I-49 to six lanes.
Hwy 265- Delays are expected while crews widen portions of Hwy. 265 from E. Joyce Blvd in Fayetteville to the Hwy. 412 exit in Springdale. This project is expected to be completed in mid-2015.
Hwy 264– Delays are expected near the Wagon Wheel exit of Interstate 49 due to an ongoing Hwy. improvement project. The purpose of this project is to widen 2.5 miles of Interstate 49 to three lanes in Benton County.
Bella Vista Bypass- Delays are expected on Hwy. 72 due to a highway land widening project. This construction is expected to conclude in early 2016.
Avoca-North Garfield- U.S. Hwy 62 is being widened to five lanes. The project is expected to be finished by early 2015.
River Valley (KFSM) :
Wister, Okla. – Crews will begin work replacing a bridge on Pocahontas Road, expect delays in the coming weeks. Also crews will begin repairs on the Summerfield Bridge between Hwy. 271 and 348th Avenue, that project is expected to last until early October.
I-40- Resurfacing of the interstate will reduce traffic to one lane in both the east and west bound lanes near Sallisaw from Dwight Mission Rd to US-59. This project will last until Spring 2015.
I-40- A resurfacing project will bring possible delays until late 2014 from mile marker 25 to mile marker 44 near Ozark.
Hwy 59-Expect delays between Poteau and Howe due to a resurfacing project.
Hwy 22– Crews will be overlaying more than 2 miles of Highway 22 at Fort Chaffee. This project is expected to be complete by early 2015.
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