Construction Requires Traffic Shift and Lane Closures on Interstate 630 in Little Rock

Construction to widen Interstate 630 requires an eastbound traffic shift and lane closures in Little Rock, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Weather permitting, eastbound traffic on I-630 will shift toward the outside shoulder within the work zone between Baptist Health Drive (Exit 7) and University Avenue (Exit 5). This work will require periodic 15-minute traffic stops on adjacent ramps and main lanes to allow for the traffic shift. This work will occur from Friday Night, November 15, at 8:00 p.m. to Monday morning, November 18, at 6:00 a.m.

The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zone, and drivers may consider finding alternate routes as delays may occur. Traffic will be controlled using signage and barrels. Neighborhoods adjacent to the interstate may experience noise impacts during nighttime hours.

This project (Job CA0608) is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program, which is funded through a 10-year, half-cent sales tax. Interstate 630 is being widened to four lanes in each direction (eight total) for 2.2 miles between the Big Rock Interchange and University Avenue. The widening is estimated to be complete in early 2020. More information on this $87.4 million project is available at

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.