LITTLE ROCK (8-6) – One more day of lane shifting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7, as the accelerated work phase at the Big Rock Interchange (I-430/I-630) reaches the final stage, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials. This will be the seventh and final transition to occur during this 20-day period.
Once the lane shifts begin, southbound motorists can expect a combination of lane closures with only one lane open for up to 10-12 hours, weather permitting, between Rodney Parham Road and Shackleford Road.
Drivers on the southbound I-430 lanes will still have two exits – the first for Markham Street and the second for I-630 East/Financial Center Parkway. Three southbound main lanes will return before Rodney Parham Road and one lane will drop off for the Markham Street Exit. Two main lanes will continue through the Interchange. This is the same traffic pattern as before the 20-day work began.
Northbound I-430 lanes have already returned to the previous traffic pattern before the current work began. Two lanes are in place before Shackleford Road, a third lane comes in with the Shackleford Road auxiliary lane and drops off for drivers traveling to I-630 East. Two main lanes continue through the Interchange. The loop ramp exits have reopened for I-430 North and I-630/Financial Center Parkway.
For the latest information on this project, go to www.ArkansasHighways.com