I-30 traffic moves to new bridge in Arkansas
A project to improve one of the most visited roads in Arkansas. Traffic on Interstate 30 in Little Rock and North Little Rock will move to a new bridge over the Arkansas River in September.
This will allow construction crews to begin demolition of the existing bridge over the river as part of the 30 Crossings project. The movement of traffic will be carried out in three stages over several weeks in September.
- Thursday, September 1 (Phase 1): Northbound frontage road traffic will take a new on-ramp at 4th Street to the river bridge and I-30 eastbound. This traffic on the new bridge can then exit to Broadway Street or continue and merge into I-30 eastbound lanes. In this first phase, I-30 eastbound and westbound lanes will remain in the existing alignment.
- Saturday, September 10 (Phase 2): I-30 eastbound traffic will shift onto the new river bridge. I-30 westbound will remain in its existing alignment.
- Saturday, September 17 (Phase 3): I-30 westbound traffic will shift onto the new river bridge.
ARDOT advises drivers to prepare for I-30 westbound exit closures.
• In North Little Rock, the Broadway Street entrance will temporarily close and a new entrance will open on Bishop Lindsey Avenue. To get to I-30 westbound, all traffic will follow the northbound front road to the Texas U-turn at Bishop Lindsey Avenue and the new exit.
• In Little Rock, the 2nd and 6th Street ramps will close and a new temporary ramp will open on 9th Street. To get to downtown Little Rock from I-30 westbound, traffic will take the new 9th Street ramp.