The Little Rock I-30 Bridge Project Gets Timeline Announced

Aug. 25, 2022
The old bridge only has a few more weeks of use left

Little rock, Arkansas is going to see some changes on their roads in the next few weeks.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) has announced the switch from the old to the new Arkansas River Interstate 30 Bridge. This switch will take place in three phases over several weeks.

After the final phase, crews will demolish and replace the old bridge.

In Phase 1, which starts on September 1, there will be limited access on the bridge. Northbound frontage road traffic will take the new 4th Street on-ramp to the bridge and I-30 eastbound. Traffic can then exit onto Broadway or continue on the eastbound interstate. During this phase, to get to Broadway St. from I-30 or -630, drivers will have to take the downtown Exit 140 to the frontage road, then on to 4th St. on-ramp and river bridge. When Phase 2 begins, this detour will end.

Phase 2 is planned to start September 10, where eastbound traffic will begin using the new bridge, and westbound traffic will still use the old bridge.

The third and final phase is expected to begin September 17, where westbound traffic will begin using the new bridge, and the old bridge will be out of commission.

In North Little Rock, traffic congestion is sure to happen as the on-ramp at Broadway St. will temporarily close. A new on-ramp will open up at Bishop Lindsey Ave.

During construction, access to I-30 westbound will be via the northbound frontage road to the Texas U-turn at Bishop Lindsey Ave and the new on-ramp.

In Little Rock, 2nd and 6th streets will close their exits, and a new, temporary exit to downtown will open on 9th St.

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Source: ARDOT