Who’s excited about the nice spring-like temperatures along with the sunshine we are having? Enjoy them but don’t even think about driving north or south on I-430 near Cantrell Rd. and Rodney Parham Rd. between Friday night and Monday morning at 5 am. This is a doozy. ArDOT has posted this map on its website and explains that the road closure that has been delayed a few weeks now because of weather is happening.
From www.ardot.gov is this little ditty:
Fri., March 5, 8:00 p.m. continuing through Mon., March 8 at 5:00 a.m.:
• All southbound lanes between Interstate 40 and Cantrell Road will be closed.
• All northbound lanes between Rodney Parham and Cantrell Road will be closed.
AND: Any traffic on I-430 north of I-630 must exit at Rodney Parham interchange and be diverted to a detour leading to Cantrell Road, where traffic may re-enter I-430 North. A single lane of traffic across the Arkansas River Bridge on I-430 North from Cantrell Road will be maintained during the closure period.
This is to prepare the roads for the construction of the fancy schmancy overpasses and with it being an entire weekend closure, it will reduce the number of nightly closures which the website admits is an inconvenience for motorists and reduces risks for construction workers.