Construction to Widen I-30 in Saline County Requires Lane Closures in Benton

Construction to widen Interstate 30 to six lanes in Saline County requires temporary, overnight stoppages of traffic on the frontage roads near the South Street bridge in Benton, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Weather permitting, crews will lift and place steel girders at the South Street overpass. This will require periodic stoppages of traffic on the frontage roads during overnight hours Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Traffic will be controlled with flagging operations. 

The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zone and watch for slower traffic speeds. Areas adjacent to the Interstate may experience noise impacts during nighttime hours.

This project (Job CA0601) is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program and includes widening 5.5 miles of Interstate 30 to three lanes in each direction, from the interchange with U.S. Highway 70 (Exit 111) to Sevier Street in Benton (Exit 116). The project also includes improvements at the Highway 67 interchange (Exit 114). More information on this $187.3 million project is available at 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 @IDriveArkansas for traffic and @myARDOT for everything else.