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This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

October 29: Live Entertainment!
Joint Venture Improv Comedy Group at The Joint

October 29: Ristorante Capeo weekly dinners inlcude Chicken Cacciatore plus the Chicken and Mushroom Risotto of the Week.

October 30: Live Entertainment!
Singer/Songwriter Heather Smith Patio Show at Crush Wine Bar
Pow Wow Launch Party at The Joint

Pavement research will require lane closures on I-30

Pavement research will require lane closures on I-30

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) Pavement research will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be taking geo-technical samples on Interstate 30. The work will require closing the eastbound and westbound outside lanes between Geyer Springs Road and 65th Street (mile markers 133-135). Work will begin on the eastbound lane and then move to the westbound lane.

The lane closures will be Tuesday, October 14th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

AHTD to hold public meetings on statewide high-speed rail plan

AHTD to hold public meetings on statewide high-speed rail plan

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) -- The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will hold a series of public meetings on Tuesday, October 14th, Wednesday, October 15th, and Thursday, October 16th, between 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The purpose is to seek input about a new statewide rail plan and the possibility of extending high-speed passenger rail service.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Eugene Woods Civic Center

212 West Polk Street

West Memphis, AR

 

Wednesday, Oct, 15, 2014

UA – Monticello

Gibson University Center (Capitol Room)

Monticello, AR

 

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014

5210 Crossroads Parkway

Texarkana, AR

Routine bridge inspection will require lane closures on I-30

Routine bridge inspection will require lane closures on I-30

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – A routine bridge inspection will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be inspecting the Interstate 30 Arkansas River Bridge in Little Rock. The work will require closing the eastbound and westbound outside lanes on the bridge. This will reduce traffic to two lanes in each direction.

The lane closures will be Sunday, October 5th between 5:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Construction zones along Highway 67/167 about to get more complicated

Construction zones along Highway 67/167 about to get more complicated


JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – Construction zones on Highway 67/167 through Jacksonville are about to get a lot more complicated.

The project is designed to widen the federal highway farther north along the busy Little Rock artery. Danny Straessle with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said one of the tricky parts is dealing with outdated off-ramps at exits in the construction zone.

"There's a delicate balance in the phasing of this construction here because you have ramps that are short that we're lengthening there and providing adequate distance in the new configuration," he explained.

The nearly $42 million project is expected to continue through the middle of 2016.


Uber execs present their case to Little Rock directors

Uber execs present their case to Little Rock directors


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- For the first time since the Uber debate came to Little Rock, executives with the ride sharing startup were in town presenting to the city's board of directors.

"The residents and visitors have spoken very loud and clear that they would like Uber to be brought to Little Rock," said Uber Senior Public Policy Associate Dave Barmore. "I'm encouraged to be talking with you to see how we can make that happen."

Barmore told directors Uber is not a taxi service, but rather a technology startup matching ride seekers with nearby drivers looking to make some extra cash. "There is a strict vetting process in place to make sure that these drivers are safe and this process includes a nationally approved background check vendor," he added. "A lot of them are just residents looking to make some extra money on the weekend."

Main Street to close between Third and Fourth streets

Main Street to close between Third and Fourth streets


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - If you take Main Street through downtown Little Rock, you'll have to make other arrangements starting later this week.

Starting Wednesday at 7 a.m., Main Street between Third and Fourth streets will be closed for at least 3 weeks.

The city says the closure is needed to continue progress on the Main Street 'Creative Corridor'.

The 300 block of Main Street will be one of the gateways to the Creative Corridor, featuring a plaza with rain and light gardens.