Arkansas Drivers Reminded to use for Winter Holiday Travel Information

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) reminds drivers to “know before you go” and visit before traveling during the holiday season. 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend you stay home as much as possible during the Coronavirus pandemic, but if you choose to travel there are several things to consider before you go. Please visit the CDC’s webpage on Travel in the US for their official guidance. If you do decide to travel during the Winter Holiday (Dec 24 – Jan 4), ARDOT wishes you and your family a safe trip.

Extensive highway improvements continue throughout 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.

In addition to the closures listed on the table below, there will be sporadic closures along Highway 65 in Pulaski County as contractors replace overhead signage. The work is weather dependent, so we are unable to create a deliberate schedule for the work. Closures will be short, perhaps a quarter mile at most and are all scheduled to occur during nighttime hours to have the smallest impact on traffic possible.

RouteCountyNearest CityMile MarkerDistanceLanes ClosedTime
Hwy 7GarlandHot Springs Village1-1010 milesAlternating One Lane7am-5pm
Hwy 167CalhounHampton0-11 mileAll Lanes Width Restricted24 hours
Hwy 167CalhounHampton6-71 mileAll Lanes Width Restricted24 hours
Hwy 167CalhounFordyce12-186 milesNB Lanes Width Restricted24 hours
Hwy 167CalhounHampton13-152 milesAll Lanes Width Restricted24 hours
Hwy 82ColumbiaMagnolia7-136 milesEB Lanes Width Restricted24 hours
Hwy 79OuachitaCamden0-11 MileAlternating NB Lanes7am-6pm
Hwy 79OuachitaCamden2-53 milesAlternating One Lane6am-7pm
Hwy 65BooneHarrison0-11 mileOne Lane Both Directions24 hours
Hwy 177BaxterNorfork Dam2-31 mileAlternating One Lane24 hours
I-555CraigheadJonesboro39-445 milesOne Lane Both Directions24 hours
Hwy 425AshleyCrossett0-1010 milesAll Lanes Width Restricted24 hours

Traffic will be controlled by traffic cones and signage. Drivers should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at or You can also follow us on Twitter @myARDOT.