Road Constructions Causes Lane Closures On I-540 And I-40 In Van Buren And Fort Smith

RIVER VALLEY, Ark. (KFSM) — Road construction will be causing lane closures in Crawford and Sebastian Counties.

The lane closures on Interstate 540, and Interstate 40 are due to a bridge deck rehabilitation and paving, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT).

  • The inside north and southbound lanes of I-540 between Mile Markers 2 and 3 will be closed effective Sunday, September 29. This will go on until work is complete, which is estimated to be 4 weeks.
  • Alternating lanes of I-40 in the eastbound direction between Mile Markers 12 and 17 will be closed for asphalt paving operations effective Sunday, September 29. at 8 p.m. They will be closed nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for an estimated 3 weeks.
  • Alternating lanes of I-40 in the westbound direction between Mile Markers 3 and 5  will be closed for bridge deck repair and sealing effective Sunday, September 29. These lanes will be closed nightly as well from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for an estimated 3 weeks.

Traffic will be controlled with signs, barricades and traffic barrels. Drivers are advised to use caution when traveling through highway work zones.

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