Motorists are expected to face work zones this holiday weekend

May 23, 2014

(Courtesy of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department)

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) reminds drivers to visit IDriveArkansas.com before traveling over the Memorial Day weekend.

Extensive highway improvements continue in the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in your holiday travel, AHTD has been working hard to open as many lanes as possible. Still, travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to increased traffic volume.

Drivers are urged to plan ahead by visiting IDriveArkansas.com for the latest travel information. The website includes live traffic flow, weather information, and details on construction zones.  Travelers can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Some of the places where traffic will be reduced to one lane include: I-40 in Crittenden County in West Memphis, from mile markers 277-282; I-40 near Forrest City from mile markers 240-248; I-55 near Osceola 44-52; US 67-167 near Bald Knob from mile markers 50-55.