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

Construction on U.S. Highway 67 in Pulaski and Lonoke counties requires a northbound lane shift onto newly constructed pavement, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

To continue with the highway widening, northbound traffic will be moved from existing alignment onto newly constructed lanes between Vandenberg Boulevard in Jacksonville and State Highway 5 in Cabot. Weather permitting; this lane shift will occur Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. to Friday, July 20 at 6:00 a.m.

During the traffic shift operation, the northbound on-ramp at Vandenberg Boulevard and the northbound off-ramp at State Highway 5 will be closed for a short period to allow the contractor to re-align barrier walls and place pavement markings. On-ramp traffic will utilize the frontage road up to Highway 5 before entering Highway 67. Off-ramp traffic to Highway 321 (Highway 5 East) will utilize the Highway 89 off ramp and circle back to Highway 5 as needed. Traffic will be controlled using traffic barrels and message boards. The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zones.

This project (Job CA0605) is part of ARDOT’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

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.