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One Lane Of The Pig Trail Closed In Hill Slide Has Reopened

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CASS  (KFSM) -One lane of Arkansas 23 was reopened this week after a hill slide in May forced a section of the road north of Cass to be closed to traffic.

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department closed 3.2 miles of Arkansas 23, known as the Pig Trail, when both lanes cracked on May 20 after the ground underneath them slid out following days of heavy rain.

Since then state crews have stabilized the southbound lane, opening it to traffic on Thursday (June 11), according to a highway department news release.

State work crews have installed portable traffic signals at each end of the slide to control use of the one open lane. Meanwhile, engineers are completing designs for a permanent repair, the news release states.

The hill slide is about 19 miles north of Interstate 40 and 5.5 miles north of Cass.

Festivalgoers who attended Wakarusa earlier this month on Mulberry Mountain were required to take a detour to get to the festival site.