PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (News release) – Weather permitting, a new Interstate 430 on-ramp designed to alleviate congestion at the State Highway 10 (Cantrell Road) interchange will open to traffic Saturday, November 18, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) officials.
Motorists that use westbound Cantrell Road to access I-430 north will no longer be required to make a left-turn to access the old loop ramp system. Instead, those motorists will stay right in the outside lane and directly access the new on-ramp. Motorists intending to travel northbound on I-430 are encouraged to merge into the farthest outside (right) lane as early as the traffic signal at River Ridge Road.
A temporary traffic camera has been staged in vicinity of the new ramp and is available for viewing on the Department’s traveler information site IDrive Arkansas. Motorists are encouraged to review the new traffic pattern before proceeding through the interchange.
In January 2017, Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. was awarded a $22.9 million contract to construct a new interchange ramp between Highway 10 and I-430. As the ramp opens, current estimates are that the remaining components of the project – namely installation of new traffic signals and final paving – should be complete by late December.
Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ARDOT.gov. You can also follow us on Twitter @myARDOT.