Improvements to U.S. Highway 67 Require Lane Shift and Closures in Pulaski and Lonoke Counties

Construction work on U.S. Highway 67 in Pulaski and Lonoke Counties requires a lane shift and overnight lane closures, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Beginning Sunday night, May 14, crews will be working within the U.S. Highway 67 median between Vandenberg Boulevard in Jacksonville and State Highway 5 in Cabot. Overnight lane closures for northbound and southbound lanes on U.S. Highway 67 will be in effect to allow for construction.

The overnight lane closures will occur Sunday night, May 14 through Saturday afternoon, May 20, weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using signage and barrels. The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zones.

The inside and outside lanes of northbound U.S. Highway 67 will alternately be closed between 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. the following afternoon. This closure is from Vandenberg Boulevard to north of Jacks Bayou.

Within these northbound lane closures, crews will be preparing for and then implementing a traffic shift from existing lanes onto temporary lanes at the Jacks Bayou Bridge. This lane shift is anticipated to be in effect for several months as bridge construction takes place within the median at Jacks Bayou.

The inside and outside lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 67 will alternately be closed between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. This closure is from Highway 5 to Vandenberg Boulevard.

This project (Job CA0605) is part of AHTD’s Connecting Arkansas Program and includes widening 4.6 miles of U.S. Highway 67 from Vandenberg Boulevard in Jacksonville to State Highway 5 in Cabot. The highway is being widened to three lanes in each direction. More information on this $79.2 million project is available at ConnectingArkansasProgram.com.

Drivers 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.