Wednesday Traffic Delays

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Northwest Arkansas:

Tontitown- Police shut down both lanes of Maestri Road, also known as Arkansas 112, from Gibbs Road to Har-Ber Avenue for about two hours this morning after a two-vehicle traffic accident.

Police responded to the scene at 6:26 a.m.

Authorities said a 2002 GMC Sierra Michael Harris Construction Company pickup was traveling northbound when the driver, Jose Gavarrete, crossed the center line.

Gavarrete’s truck collided with a southbound 2002 Chevy Tahoe driven by Oscar Cifuentes, police said.

Authorities said Gavarrete lost control of his work truck after the collision and ended up in a dried-up creek bed. He had a minor injury to his arm, but was not hospitalized.

No other injuries were reported.



There are two vehicle accidents on Wedington Drive. Firefighters and EMS are on the scene one accident. One accident is blocking traffic.

  • Expect slowdowns near the Fulbright Expressway due to construction.
  • The eastbound lane of Huntsville Road from Curtis Avenue to Happy Hollow Road will be closed from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. today.  Crews are working to construct a new sidewalk along the south side of Huntsville Road.

River Valley:

I-540- Slowdowns are frequently expected from Van Buren to Fort Smith due to an ongoing highway improvement project.
The outside, northbound lane of I-540 will also be closed between Porter Road and the Highway 16/Hwy. 112 South (Wedington Road) interchange.  The closures will be in effect from 8 p.m. – 6 a.m. until Friday, September 27.

Van Buren- Drivers should use caution driving on Rena Road due to construction.

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