Arkansas Drivers Reminded to use for Thanksgiving Day Holiday Travel Information

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) reminds drivers to “know before you go” and visit before traveling during this  Thanksgiving Holiday. Extensive highway improvements continue through the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in your holiday travel, ARDOT has been working hard to open as many lanes as possible. Still, travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to increased traffic volume. Overall travel volume for the holiday is expected to rise 2.9% over last year, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). The AAA predicts that more than 49 million Americans will travel by automobile between Wednesday, November 27 and Sunday, December 1. To help motorists find ways around accidents and work zone backups on Interstates, ARDOT has an Alternate Routes feature on It displays linkages between the Interstate corridors and secondary routes that motorists may consider when travel is delayed. You can also follow us on Twitter @myARDOT. Below is a list of notable closures during the travel period. Motorists are encouraged to look at to find closures that are on secondary and low traffic volume routes.

Route County City Mile Marker Distance Lanes Closed Time
I-530 Jefferson Pine Bluff 35-45 10 miles One Lane Both Directions 24 hours
Hwy 155 Yell Dardanelle 6-8 2 miles All Lanes, Both Directions 24 hours
Hwy 38 Crittenden West Memphis 0-1 1 mile Outside Lane, Both Directions 24 hours
Hwy 67 White Russell 60-61 1 mile Outside Northbound Lane 24 hours
Hwy 67 White Bradford 65-66 1 mile Inside Southbound Lane 24 hours
Hwy 49 Phillips Helena 17-27 10 miles Varying 7am-7pm
I-30 Nevada/Clark Gurdon 52 1 mile One Westbound Lane 24 hours
Hwy 377 Searcy Snowball 6-7 2 miles Alternating One Lane 24 hours
Hwy 66 Searcy Leslie 0.5-0.9 ½ mile Alternating One Lane 24 hours
Hwy 177 Baxter Norfork Dam 2-3 1 mile Alternating One Lane 24 hours