LITTLE ROCK (5-7) - Continued overnight construction will require a detour starting again this week at the Interstate 430/630 (Big Rock) Interchange, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.
All westbound drivers on Interstate 630 wanting to go south on Interstate 430 will exit using the northwest cloverleaf loop. However, rather than entering I-430 south at that point, drivers will be detoured to the Shackleford/Hermitage Road intersection. Motorists will then be directed southbound on Shackleford Road to Interstate 430 South. In addition, the outside southbound lane of Interstate 430 will be closed through the Big Rock interchange. This is the same detour that was used May 1st through May 3rd. For more information, see the attached map of the detour area.
The detour and lane closure will be necessary as crews paint steel girders above the affected travel lanes. The detour and lane closure will be Wednesday night, May 8th through Friday morning, May 24h. Weather permitting, all scheduled closures will be between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., except for Friday and Saturday nights.
This is part of a series of month long construction plans that will affect traffic flow. "We urge motorists to plan ahead and use caution, especially if you are driving Interstate 630 westbound or Interstate 430 southbound during the weekday overnight hours," says AHTD Director Scott Bennett.
Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel related information can be found at ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.