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Highway department celebrates completion of Interstate 40 widening project

News release from Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department

LITTLE ROCK (November 29, 2016) – A dedication ceremony to celebrate the completion of the first Connecting Arkansas Program (CAP) project is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, according to Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials.

This event commemorates the project that completes the widening of I-40 from four lanes to six lanes from the I-30/I- 40 Interchange in North Little Rock to Conway and will be attended by AHTD Director Scott Bennett, the Arkansas Highway Commission, local Legislators and other AHTD staff.

The event will take place on the Norman Road overpass above I-40. To access the area from I-40 take Crystal Hill Road north/east to Kelly Road, turn left and stay on that road until it turns into Norman Road at the overpass.

This project is part of AHTD’s Connecting Arkansas Program and included widening 5.1 miles of I-40 to three lanes in each direction. The work extends east from Highway 365 to Interstate 430. More information on this $38.4 million project is available at ConnectingArkansasProgram.com. ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

A section of the I-40 widening project in Faulkner County. (Photo courtesy of Arkansas Department of Highways and Transportation)

A section of the I-40 widening project in Faulkner County. (Photo courtesy of Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department)

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