More Miles Added For Third Interstate Lane

Northwest Arkansas Cities Assessing Road, Bridge Projects

Posted: December 28, 2013 at 5 a.m.

A worker with Sweeter Construction in Fayetteville holds a stop sign Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, while directing traffic as a loader moves dirt as work continues along Garland Avenue near Noelle Avenue in Fayetteville.

Motorists can expect more orange barrels along Interstate 540 and other roads as the Highway Department continues to implement projects paid for with sales taxes dedicated to road construction or bonds issued for interstate rehabilitation.

At A Glance

Website Tracks Traffic Snarls

Motorists navigating the state highway system can check travel and construction information on a new website.

IDRIVEARKANSAS.com enables travelers to locate construction work zones on the state highways, and determine if traffic conditions require an adjustment in travel plans. Additional layers of data can be toggled on and off to provide motorists with an overall understanding of what is happening on highways.

Among the features are a map layer that displays live traffic conditions. Highways are color-coded in real-time to indicate that traffic is flowing normal, slow or at a standstill.

Up-to-date information on lane closures and other projects is also available at www.arkansashighways.com.

Source: Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department

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