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Stop speeding before it stops you

 Stop speeding before it stops you

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 13,000 lives were lost across America in speeding-related traffic crashes during 2005.

NHTSA considers a crash to be speeding-related if the driver was charged with a speeding-related offense, or if the responding officer indicates that the driver was driving too fast for conditions at the time or was exceeding the posted speed limit.  In 2005, speeding was a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes nationally.

“Even one life lost to speeding is one too many,” said Lt.

AHTD distributes free state highway maps

AHTD distributes free state highway maps

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The 2011 Arkansas State Highway Map is now available from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), according to AHTD Director Dan Flowers.

The maps may be obtained at no charge from any of the Highway Department’s District Headquarters and at all Arkansas Welcome Centers.  They are also available at the AHTD Central Office at 10324 Interstate 30 in Little Rock, by phone at 501-569-2444 or online at www.arkansashighways.com.  To request one by mail, the address is AHTD, Map Sales Section, P.O.

Lane closures expected on 67/167

Lane closures expected on 67/167

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. -- Crews performing resurfacing work will require a lane closure tomorrow on Highway 67 in Jacksonville, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The lane closure will be located in the vicinity of Redmond Road (Mile Marker 8 to 10) and will require the southbound, inside lane to be closed on Wednesday, May 18. 

The lane closure will be in effect between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather permitting.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones.     

AHTD modifies weight restriction plans

AHTD modifies weight restriction plans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  -- The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has cut the number of new weight-restricted miles it plans to implement virtually in half on highways in north-central Arkansas by agreeing to further postpone weight restrictions on sections of three highways, according to Department officials.

“Based on comments heard at public meetings held recently, we have decided to hold off posting weight restrictions on sections of three highways, said Highway Commission member John Burkhalter of Little Rock. “That’s about a 50 percent reduction from the 133 miles we announced in January.

“Comments received at the meetings didn’t change the rapidly deteriorating conditions  that are occurring on those highways,” Burkhalter noted, “but they  have been useful in helping us determine how to best utilize the limited financial resources we have available.

Road conditions from Pulaski County Sheriff's Dept.

Road conditions from Pulaski County Sheriff's Dept.

Be advised of hazardous road conditions in the following areas (posted 10:40 am, Monday, May 2):

NC Akel Rd 300 block

NC Bamboo under water

SW Barrett Rd (9000-11000 blk) under water

NC Batesville Pk (6504) heavy flooding

NC Batesville Pk/Fortson under water

NC Batesville Pk/Frenchman Mtn under water

NC Batesville Pk/Kellogg Acres under water

NC Batesville Pk/Roderweis under water

NW Bicentennial (7200 blk) under water

NC Centennial Rd (10700/Trlr Pk) under water/evacuated

NW Crystal Hill/Kelly under water

NC Davis Ranch Rd under water

NW Del Monte Rd under water

NC Fortson Rd (7700 blk) under water

NC Hatcher Rd closed

SW Hwy 10 (21000-24000 blk) under water

NC Hwy 107/Cleland - Brockington open at this time /1712 hrs

NE Hwy 161/Trammell under water

SW Hwy 300/ w of Hwy 10 closed

SW Hwy 300/Country Creek closed

NC Hw

Check for flooded roads in your area

Check for flooded roads in your area

As Arkansans face the dangers of flooding due to heavy rains, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has released an updated list of road closures around the state. Motorists are encouraged to check the advisory and plan alternate routes. 

Pulaski, Lonoke Co. motorists to expect lane closures

Pulaski, Lonoke Co. motorists to expect lane closures

CABOT, Ark. -- Crews doing bridge approach repairs will require a lane closure next week on Highway 67 at the Lonoke/White County line, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The lane closure will be located at Cypress Bayou and will require the southbound, inside lane to be closed on Monday, April 18. The closure will be in effect between 9am - 3 pm, weather permitting.

In Pulaski County, crews doing resurfacing and installing barrier walls on Interstate 40 in North Little Rock will require lane closures between Levy and Springhill Drive.