ARDOT traffic plan anticipates 1.5 million visitors in state for April’s total eclipse

Traffic stops at a red light near the Central Avenue entrance to Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort Tuesday. The Arkansas Department of Transportation expects up to 1.5 million people traveling to the state for the April 8, 2024, eclipse. (The Sentinel-Record/Donald Cross)
Traffic stops at a red light near the Central Avenue entrance to Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort Tuesday. The Arkansas Department of Transportation expects up to 1.5 million people traveling to the state for the April 8, 2024, eclipse. (The Sentinel-Record/Donald Cross)

One-and-a-half-million people is a lot.

That's how many additional souls -- as of right now -- the Arkansas Department of Transportation and other state organizations estimate will make their way to Arkansas on April 8 in the hopes of experiencing the last total solar eclipse in North America until 2045.

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