Thursday Traffic and Construction Delays

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Northwest Arkansas:


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.

I-49- southbound traffic will be down to one lane between highway 16 and Wedington Rd. at various times from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. This is expected to last into the first week of July.

Bentonville- Northwest D St. between Central Ave. and Northwest 2nd St. will be closed until sometime in early May. Because of this, Northwest 2nd St.  will open to one lane, east bound traffic only.

Huntsville Road– The eastbound lane from Morningside Drive to Curtis Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily (Monday through Friday) from January 27 to March 2014 to make improvements. Improvements will include upgrades to the storm drains, new curb and gutter, new sidewalk, and bike lanes.

Hwy. 112- Spur will see delays. It’s being widened from two to four lanes.

Hwy. 16– near Porter Rd. will see delays. The project plans to widen portions of  I-540 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 early 2014.

Springdale- Lane closures expected for the next three weeks between Exit 69 in Johnson and Exit 72 in Springdale. Construction will continue on the Don Tyson Parkway Interchange. Traffic will be down to one lane each night, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Mon. – Fri. The project aims to build an interchange between I-540 and Don Tyson.

Hwy. 264– Delays are expected near the Wagon Wheel exit of Interstate 540 due to an ongoing Hwy. improvement project.  The purpose of this project is to widen 2.5 miles of Interstate 540 to three lanes in Benton County.

Prairie Grove- Portions of the Hwy. 62 bypass will see delays while crews work on construct east and west connections.  This project will be completed in Mid 2014.

Bella Vista Bypass- Delays are expected on Hwy. 72 due to a highway land widening project.  This construction is expected to conclude in early 2014.

Centerton- Delays are expected near Greenhouse Road on Hwy. 102B while crews widen nearly two miles of the highway.

Huntsville– Two miles of one passing lane Hwy. 412 in carroll county is being worked on. Expect delays.


River Valley:

Ft. Smith– Starting at 8:00 a.m. Cliff Drive will be closed from Old Jenny Lind R. to S. 33rd Street and from Old Greenwood Rd.  to S. 34th Street. Crews will be working on road repair for the next two days.

Garrison Avenue– The outside westbound lane of the Garrison Ave Bridge will be shutdown from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for an annual bridge inspection.

I-540- Slowdowns are frequently expected from Van Buren to Fort Smith due to an ongoing highway improvement project.

Hwy. 71-Hwy. 22- Delays are expected on this 5.8 mile stretch while crews work to pave Hwy. 71 near Fort Chaffee south of Van Buren in Sebastian County.  This project will be completed in mid-2014.

Hwy. 71– From 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. crews will work to replace a manhole at the corner of 1214 U.S. 71 South.  The turning lane for eastbound traffic onto Zero Street will also be closed.

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