Meetings to begin over I-30 corridor

Plans to widen based on 2003 study

Posted: August 11, 2014 at 3:48 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND--08/10/14-- Traffic slows (left) on Eastbound I-30 near W. 9th St. in Little Rock Friday. A 10-year old study came to the conclusion that widening the I-30 corridor in Little Rock and North Little Rock is the only option to provide an acceptable level of service for the three crossings of the Arkansas River in the downtown areas.

Widening the Interstate 30 corridor to 10 lanes through Little Rock and North Little Rock was the only option considered that would provide an "acceptable" level of service on the three downtown Arkansas River crossings, according to an 11-year-old study that the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is using to guide plans to renovate the highway.

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